Veilleux with the Chicago Wolves
February 22, 1993 |
Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
St. John's IceCaps
|NHL Draft||102nd overall, 2011
St. Louis Blues
Yannick Veilleux (born February 22, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League (AHL). Veilleux was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round (102nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Veilleux was selected second overall by Shawinigan Cataractes in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft. He led the Cataractes to win the 2012 Memorial Cup before being traded, prior to the start of the 2012–13 season, to the Moncton Wildcats in exchange for defenceman Brandon Gormley.
On March 6, 2013, the St. Louis Blues signed Veilleux to a three-year, entry-level contract. For the duration of his rookie contract with the Blues, Veilleux remained primarily with AHL affiliate's, the Peoria Rivermen and Chicago Wolves, appearing in 167 games.
Veilleux was not tendered a qualifying offer at the conclusion of his contract with the Blues and remained an unsigned free agent heading into the 2016–17 season. On October 12, 2016, Veilleux agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the St. John's IceCaps, affiliate to the Montreal Canadiens. In the 2016-17 season, Veilleux split the season between the IceCaps and secondary affiliate, the Brampton Beast. He featured in 53 games, adding to the forward depth of the IceCaps with 6 goals and 16 points.
As a free agent, Veilleux opted to remain within the Canadiens organization, signing a one-year AHL contract with new affiliate, the Laval Rocket, on July 20, 2017.
Regular season and playoffs
|2016–17||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||53||6||10||16||59||4||0||0||0||4|
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- "Blues Sign Edmundson and Veilleux". St Louis Blues. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "IceCaps sign trio of forwards". St. John's IceCaps. 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
- "Rocket sign Yannick Veilleux to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
- Yannick Veilleux career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Yannick Veilleux career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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