Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 5.8.91 Vanier, Ontario
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Avalanche's 3rd Round pick in the 2017 E.D.,
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Not much can be said about Gelinas' NHL debut. Just that it was a late-season game against the Penguins with nothing
on the line. Pretty much a free look at where he stood in his game.
It's been said that he patterned his game after Chris Pronger. He's got the height already. Put on about 10 more pounds,
and he'd be onto something. (Although I've read on other sites that he's actually 210 now.)
He's also exhibited some skill in junior hockey and the AHL. Particularly in his first pro season in 11-12, he scored 16
goals and 37 points. The Devils could have used that slapshot, too, down the road.
Former coach Peter DeBoer, however, once said "I'm not ready to anoint him the next Chris Pronger." In hindsight, he's
actually right. There were times that he struggled with his defensive play, more often than not because he wasn't a fast
skater. Also, he didn't throw his weight around as much as you would like for someone like him. This got exposed
more so while playing under John Hynes; he didn't do much at even strength.
Thus, the trade to somewhere that's more his speed.
|Entry Draft: 2009 Second Round Pick (54th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils