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22 Eric Gelinas D
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 5/8/1991 | Birthplace: Vanier, Ontario, Canada | Team: New Jersey Devils | College: None | NHL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 45/27 | Average Draft Position: 163.62
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12/11/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ Devils' Gelinas Press-Box Bound Again

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Press-Box Bound Again

News: Eric Gelinas will head to the press box for the second straight game Thursday versus the Flyers, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Though he possesses as much offensive potential as any of the Devils' blueliners, Eric Gelinas has often found himself in coach Pete DeBoer's doghouse for his inconsistency in his own zone. He'd surely benefit from a trade to a team with a less demanding coach, but for now, the Devils will attempt to stay patient with him in the hope that he eventually irons out his defensive flaws.

12/9/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils Make Gelinas A Healthy Scratch

News: Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas saw just 7:27 of action in Monday's game against the Hurricanes, with coach Pete DeBoer benching him for the final 29:39 of the outing. He's only two games removed from a two-point performance, but his frequent defensive lapses have prevented him from becoming a more permanent fixture in the lineup.

12/5/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Goal, Assist For Devils' Gelinas

News: Eric Gelinas scored a power-play goal and added a power-play assist Thursday in a 5-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas has the reputation of a power-play specialist, but these were actually his first man-advantage points since Oct. 25. His production's been spotty this year, but those nine points in 21 games are enough for him to play in deep formats.

11/25/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas A Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Canucks, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas has been a lineup fixture for the Devils since Bryce Salvador and Jon Merrill landed on injured reserve, but he'll bow out Tuesday, as coach Pete DeBoer looks to give Peter Harrold his first appearance of the season. The 23-year-old Gelinas has generally lived up to his reputation with seven points in 18 games, but he could still be at risk of becoming scratched with more regularity once Merrill or Salvador returns.

11/22/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Gelinas Assists On Both Devils Goals Friday

News: Eric Gelinas assisted on both of New Jersey's goals in Friday's 2-0 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Both goals came at even strength, allowing Eric Gelinas to finish with a plus-2 rating as well. He now has 37 shots, 10 PIM, and a plus-2 rating in 17 games this year, while his modest seven points lump him in with Mared Zidlicky (nine points) and Damon Severson (eight points) for most among Devils defenders.

11/16/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Nets Goal

News: Eric Gelinas netted his second goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Jon Merrill's absence due to an upper-body injury has allowed Eric Gelinas to enjoy regular run in the lineup of late, but he hadn't displayed much offense prior to Saturday's outing. The goal marked the second-year blueliner's first point since Oct. 25, snapping a streak of seven scoreless games. That's hardly impressive for a defenseman who hangs his hat on his ability as a puck mover.

11/1/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Won't Play Saturday

News: Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Saturday's game will be the second time in as many games that Eric Gelinas watches from the press box. The blueliner picked up a goal and three assists in eight games to start the season but has a minus-2 rating overall and will look to work his way back into the lineup Tuesday against the Blues.

10/25/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Bags First Goal

News: Eric Gelinas netted his first goal of the season in Friday's shootout loss to the Stars.
Analysis: After serving as a healthy scratch the game prior, Eric Gelinas made coach Pete DeBoer's decision to return him to the lineup a wise one, tallying the goal just 5:21 into Friday's contest. Gelinas' work on the defensive end could use some refinement, but for fantasy purposes, the burst of offensive production he's provided during his brief NHL career makes him worth a look if he's available.

10/24/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Back In Friday

News: Eric Gelinas will likely get back on the ice Friday, the the Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: It looks like Adam Larsson will be a healthy scratch Friday, which was the case for Eric Gelinas earlier in the week. Gelinas has shown plenty of offensive ability during his brief NHL career and has two points in five games on the season, but fellow young blueliner Damon Severson has outshone him thus far in the early going.

10/21/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas A Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas often drew the ire of coach Pete DeBoer as a rookie, but he seems to have solidified a regular spot in the lineup for the most part. His absence Tuesday probably has more to do with DeBoer just wanting to find some work for seventh defenseman Adam Larsson, who had been a healthy scratch for the Devils' first five games of the season.

10/11/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas: Two Helper Night

News: Eric Gelinas picked up two assists in just under 15 minutes of ice time Saturday against the Flyers.
Analysis: He's still on a leash after working hard to prove his mettle during camp. But he can best his 29-point career high-water mark as long as he can stay out of the proverbial dog house.

9/21/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Gelinas Needs To Impress Devils' Coaches

News: Eric Gelinas will need to earn the trust of the New Jersey coaching staff in order to secure a spot in the team's lineup.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas had a rather up-and-down rookie season, with the bulk of his 29 points coming early in his 60 games. He spent several stints in the minors and will need to play well in preseason games to earn a regular spot on the roster. He offers a ton of offensive upside, especially on the power play where he snagged 17 points, but him receiving regular ice time will come down to how he plays in his own zone. The Devils' coaching staff love their veterans and Gelinas had a rather short leash last season. He's worth a risk, just don't make it a sizable one in most leagues.

9/16/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Gelinas Signs Before Devils Camp

News: Eric Gelinas signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000 on Monday and will report to training camp.
Analysis: Getting Eric Gelinas, a restricted free agent, back under contract avoids a holdout by the 23-year old blue liner who snagged 29 points in a scattered 60-game campaign as a rookie one year earlier. The majority of Gelinas's points came before the All-Star break but he also saw himself shuttled between the NHL bench and Albany (AHL) in addition to having his ice time cut severely in some games. He played several games as a 13th forward and some as a seventh defensemen, seeing only power-play time. While Gelinas is under contract, he is, by no means, guaranteed a regular role on the team despite his considerable offensive upside. The team's coaching staff regularly made it known they want Gelinas to improve defensively before giving him a larger role on the team. Monitor his ice time in preseaon games but it's too early to go all-in on Gelinas considering the Devils, despite having an opening, had a tendency to play with his ice time, appearing noncommittal as to whether he would have a regular role on the team last season. Tread carefully.

9/9/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils, Gelinas At Contract Impasse

News: Eric Gelinas, a restricted free agent, remains unsigned as training camp is slated to open next week and could miss the start of training camp.
Analysis: The Devils would love to get Eric Gelinas under contract as he has a shot to earn more regular playing time this season provided he can earn the trust of the team's coaching staff. Gelinas exploded early in his rookie season before tapering off, mostly due to a tenuous roster spot and limited ice time while he was in the lineup. With 29 points over 60 games, the bulk of which came early in the season, Gelinas was one of the team's top scorers from the blue line and enters this season as a definite player to watch. 17 of his 29 points came on the power play, but so much of his roster spot will be tied to his ability to shore up his own zone that it can make him a risky pick in some leagues until more is cleared up regarding his contract and role on the squad. Tread carefully, even if he signs.

5/7/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Sprains Ankle In Minors

News: Eric Gelinas sprained his ankle in AHL Albany's season-edning loss Friday to St. John's, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: GM Lou Lamoriello indicated that Eric Gelinas sustained no structural damage to his ankle as a result of the injury, likely meaning he'll be back to full health by the time training camp for the 2014-15 season begins. Gelinas proved to be something of a fantasy asset from the blue line during his 60 games with the Devils, charting seven goals and 22 assists.

4/12/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Sent To AHL

News: Eric Gelinas was reassigned to AHL Albany on Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The 22-year-old's playing time has been all over the map this season, especially in recent weeks, but he's put together a decent rookie campaign overall (seven goals, 22 assists in 60 games). Eric Gelinas will finish out the year in Albany, but figures to be a regular part of the rotation next season.

4/11/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils Scratch Gelinas On Friday

News: Eric Gelinas is not in the lineup Friday against the Islanders, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas has shown a deft scoring touch (29 points in 60 games) as a rookie blueliner, but his inconsistent ice time has made him a bit of a risk to be scratched on any given night. He'll likely settle into a more secure full-time role next season.

4/10/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Out Thursday

News: Eric Gelinas will be absent from Thursday's lineup for unspecified reasons, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas is likely just a health scratch, as he has been on multiple occasions this season. He logged just 4:44 of ice time in Saturday's game, then logged 13:09 on Monday. Productive from a scoring perspective, Gelinas hasn't made a strong impression on coach Pete DeBoer with his work on the defensive end.

4/4/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Gelinas Shuffled In Devils' Win

News: Eric Gelinas notched a power-play assist on New Jersey's first goal in its 2-1 win over Washington on Friday. He did see some time at wing due to injuries the Devils sustained during the game.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas seems to have booked a spot in the lineup the season's final week, but who knows with how New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer shuffles around the lineup. The Devils could be without the likes of Patrik Elias and Gelinas could be used at forward. He'll still play the point on the power play, but his minutes on the blue line could shrink.

3/29/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Back On Blue Line For Now

News: Eric Gelinas played 15:20 on the blue line in Thursday's loss to Phoenix and will play on defense again Saturday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports. He had 3:29 of power-play time in Thursday's loss.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas had seen some time at forward in Sunday's win over Toronto but has been in and out of the lineup since the Olympic break while the team wants to see him shore up play in his own zone. His offensive ability is unquestioned as he has 27 points in 54 games, although much of it came prior to the Olympic break. The injuries to both Bryce Salvador and Anton Volchenkov essentially forced the Devils to put Gelinas back at his natural position, but he should see plenty of power-play time in Saturday's game against the Islanders.

3/25/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas Could See More Time At Forward

News: Eric Gelinas could see most of his time at forward over the final few regular season games, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas was used as a "rover" in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Leafs, with more than half of his 10 shifts coming at forward while only one came on defense. Coach Pete DeBoer has made it no secret that he prefers the defensive work of veteran blueliners such as a Peter Harrold, while Gelinas's skating and shooting skills would offer much utility on the offensive end. More shifts at forward would probably limit his average ice time, but could result in more scoring opportunities.

3/22/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Gelinas Out Saturday For Devils

News: Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Rangers, according to the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas played as a seventh defensemen in Thursday's overtime win against Minnesota, but played just 7:48 in the game with 5:34 coming on the power play. Gelinas has 27 points in 52 games but has a rather tenuous spot in the team's lineup as he has not proven to be the most reliable of players in his own zone.

3/21/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

New Jersey's Gelinas Sees Scant Ice Time

News: Eric Gelinas, who skated on the fourth pairing in Thursday's morning skate, did play in the overtime win against Minnesota, seeing 7:48 of ice time -- 5:34 of that on the power play.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas appears to be back in the seventh defensemen role that he occupied prior to the Olympic break -- a role that didn't afford him much of a regular spot in the lineup. The young blueliner has produced when he's seen limited ice time, but his numbers will be dependent on the power-play time New Jersey sees. He had three shots in the game and was active in the offensive zone when he was on the ice. Despite having 27 points in 52 games, Gelinas can not be counted on at this point of the season due to his tenuous spot in the lineup.

3/20/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

Devils' Gelinas A Likely Scratch Thursday

News: Eric Gelinas was on the fourth pairing at morning skate and looks like he'll be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Wild, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: With 27 points in 51 games, Eric Gelinas offers about as much offensive punch as any New Jersey defenseman, but his work on the blue line leaves a lot to be desired. His constant flitting in and out of the lineup makes him a difficult player to own in weekly formats, but he typically makes for good use in daily formats when it's been confirmed that he'll be in the lineup on a given night.

3/18/2014

Eric Gelinas, D, NJ

Eric Gelinas

New Jersey's Gelinas To Play Tuesday

News: Eric Gelinas will play against Boston on Tuesday after being a healthy scratch for the last three games, The Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Eric Gelinas had four points in three games following the Olympic break, but was taken out of the lineup for lapses in his defensive zone play. Look for him to see some power-play time Tuesday, and therefore some value in daily leagues, but he has an unbelievably short leash and very well could be out of the lineup soon.