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Yannick Veilleux
Born (1993-02-22)February 22, 1993,
Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
F. teams
Laval Rocket
Peoria Rivermen
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
Rochester Americans
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 in the American Hockey League (AHL) on loan from the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Veilleux was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round (102nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

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] In the 2017–18 season, he appeared in a depth forward line role with the Rocket, contributing with 3 goals and 7 points in 52 games.

After two seasons within the Canadiens organization, Veilleux left as a free agent and later agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Rochester Americans, affiliate to the Buffalo Sabres, on August 3, 2018.[6] In the 2018–19 season, Veilleux made 50 appearances for the Americans in a checking-line role, notching 5 goals and 8 points.

Having played the last five seasons primarily in the AHL, Veilleux as a free agent opted to return to the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL, signing a one-year contract on October 1, 2019.[7]

On March 17, 2021, Veilleux was suspended two games by the AHL for using an obscene gesture during a game versus the Toronto Marlies.[8] He was suspended again a few games later following a knee-on-knee hit on Martin Pospisil.[9] Veilleux was once again suspended on May 6, 2021, a one-game ban for boarding.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

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
2017–18 Laval Rocket AHL 52 3 4 7 78
2017–18 Brampton Beast ECHL 3 0 3 3 4
2018–19 Rochester Americans AHL 50 5 3 8 64 2 0 1 1 2
2019–20 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 22 6 13 19 30
2019–20 Laval Rocket AHL 26 12 8 20 21
AHL totals 329 45 46 91 389 11 0 1 1 8

International

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

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