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March 22, 1994 (Rangers at Calgary Flames)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Dec. 26, 1995 (Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators)
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None
Uniform Numbers: 32
Stanley Cup Champion: 1994
Retired from NHL: 2003
Stephane Matteau’s most notable contribution to the Rangers came in the Conference Finals of the 1994 Stanley Cup run. His double-overtime wrap-around goal against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils in Game 7 advanced the team to the Stanley Cup Finals.
In his 23 playoff games that year, the left wing tallied six goals and three assists. But the Game 7 goal was not the only clutch goal he scored as a Ranger. In Game 3 of the same series, Matteau also scored the double overtime winner at 6:13.
Matteau’s first goal in a Blueshirts uniform came in his first game with the team. On March 22, 1994, he tied the game against the Calgary Flames with 14 seconds remaining in the game.
The native of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec came to the Rangers with Brian Noonan at the trade deadline on March 21, 1994. The Chicago Blackhawks had given the two players up in exchange for Tony Amonte and Matt Oates.
After playing 85 regular-season games with the Rangers, including the end of the Stanley Cup run, the lockout-shortened 1995 season, and the beginning of the 1995-96 season, he was traded to St. Louis for Ian Laperriere on December 28, 1995.
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