Yannick Veilleux

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Yannick Veilleux
Yannick Veilleux Chicago Wolves.jpg
Veilleux with the Chicago Wolves
Born (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 (age 24)
Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Laval Rocket
Peoria Rivermen
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
NHL Draft 102nd overall, 2011
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2013–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Veilleux was selected second overall by Shawinigan Cataractes in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft. He led the Cataractes to win the 2012 Memorial Cup[1] before being traded, prior to the start of the 2012–13 season, to the Moncton Wildcats in exchange for defenceman Brandon Gormley.[2]

On March 6, 2013, the St. Louis Blues signed Veilleux to a three-year, entry-level contract.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Saint-Eustache Vikings QMAAA 43 21 13 34 44 5 1 4 5 23
2009–10 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 55 3 6 9 17 6 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 19 29 48 40 12 2 5 7 14
2011–12 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 59 27 31 58 69 11 5 6 11 17
2012–13 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 65 34 39 73 102 4 2 0 2 10
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 8 2 1 3 0
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 1 1 5
2013–14 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 62 16 23 39 65 6 3 0 3 4
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 64 9 4 13 83 5 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 8 15 23 79
2016–17 Brampton Beast ECHL 11 3 8 11 31
2016–17 St. John's IceCaps AHL 53 6 10 16 59 4 0 0 0 4
AHL totals 201 25 31 56 226 9 0 0 0 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Quebec U17 6th 5 1 3 4 6
Junior totals 5 1 3 4 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup: Three Stars – Veilleux deflects home late winner". Yahoo! Sports. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Yannick Veilleux prospect profile". Hockey'sFuture.com. 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Blues Sign Edmundson and Veilleux". St Louis Blues. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  4. ^ "IceCaps sign trio of forwards". St. John's IceCaps. 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Rocket sign Yannick Veilleux to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-07-20. 

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