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Canada Joe Veleno
a.k.a. "Joseph Veleno"
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Trevor Mingoia 4 0 8 8
2. Chris DeSousa 4 5 2 7
3. Austin Ortega 4 4 3 7
4. Marcel Noebels 4 3 4 7
5. Kris Foucault 4 3 4 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
21
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Contract
22/23
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time QMJHL Champion 1

There is so much to like about Joe Veleno. He's a hard-nosed workhorse that makes the players around him better. The fleet-footed center is unselfish and will primarily look to make a play at top speed; however, when the chance arises to put it in the pot himself, he will capitalize. He sees the ice well and is rarely caught out of position. His defensive game is refined and he actively pursues puck control. Transitioning to offence is natural, smooth, and quick. All-in-all, a well-rounded two-way forward that skates well and can be the catalyst a team needs to turn a game in its favor. If he can find the consistency in refusing to let himself get taken out of plays, especially if he doesn't start them, he will thrive and exceed expectations. (Curtis Joe, EP 2017)

Brother: Michael-Anthony Veleno
Cousin: Michael Buonincontri

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 Lac St-Louis Lions Bantam AAA QBAAA 27 18 18 36 22 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 4
2014-15 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA 41 16 36 52 57 5 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 12 3
2015-16 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 62 13 30 43 21 7 | Playoffs 17 6 1 7 8 -10
Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 3 4 6 |
2016-17 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 45 13 27 40 18 8 | Playoffs 18 8 3 11 4 14
2017-18 Saint John Sea Dogs “C” QMJHL 31 6 25 31 26 -10 |
Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 33 16 32 48 22 14 | Playoffs 10 5 6 11 10 -1
Canada U18 WJC-18 4 0 3 3 0 3 |
2018-19 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 59 42 62 104 19 63 | Playoffs 16 8 9 17 12 7
Canada U20 WJC-20 5 0 2 2 0 2 |
2019-20 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 54 11 12 23 18 -25 |
Canada U20 “A” WJC-20 6 1 5 6 8 3 |
2020-21 Malmö Redhawks SHL 46 11 9 20 20 -9 |
Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 1 0 1 4 0 |
Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 4 1 2 3 4 0 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Lakeshore Panthers QC Int PW 4 0 1 1 0 |
2012-13 Lakeshore Panthers QC Int PW 3 2 0 2 2 |
2014-15 Team Québec CWG 6 4 6 10 6 |
Team Québec Blue QGC-16 5 2 3 5 6 |
2015-16 Team Black U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 4 |
2016-17 Saint John Sea Dogs M-Cup 4 3 1 4 2 4 |
Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 4 4 2 1 |
2017-18 Canada U18 “C” Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 5 7 8 |
QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 0 |
2018-19 QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 2 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL
Sat 15/05 Grand Rapids Griffins vs Cleveland Monsters
Fri 14/05 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Cleveland Monsters
Wed 12/05 Grand Rapids Griffins vs Chicago Wolves
Tue 11/05 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Cleveland Monsters
NHL
Fri 07/05 Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Sun 02/05 Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Sat 01/05 Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu 29/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Carolina Hurricanes
Tue 27/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus Blue Jackets
SHL
Mon 29/03 Malmö Redhawks @ Leksands IF
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 58 12 14 26 0.45 22 -25 | 0
CWG 1 6 4 6 10 1.67 6 - | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2 9 2 9 11 1.22 10 1 | 0
Jr Super Series 2 4 0 2 2 0.50 2 0 | 0
M-Cup 1 4 3 1 4 1.00 2 4 | 0
NHL 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 4 0 | 0
QC Int PW 2 7 2 1 3 0.43 2 - | 0
QGC-16 1 5 2 3 5 1.00 6 - | 0
QBAAA (QM15AAA) 1 27 18 18 36 1.33 22 - | 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 4 -
QMAAA (QM18AAA) 1 41 16 36 52 1.27 57 5 | 1 12 2 2 4 0.33 12 3
QMJHL 4 230 90 176 266 1.16 106 82 | 4 61 27 19 46 0.75 34 10
SHL 1 46 11 9 20 0.43 20 -9 | 0
U17-Dev 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 - | 0
WHC-17 1 5 1 3 4 0.80 6 - | 0
WJC-18 1 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 3 | 0
WJC-20 2 11 1 7 8 0.73 8 5 | 0
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Puckhandling
16
Passing
16
Teamwork
15
Shooting Accuracy
15

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/06/2020
10/06/2020 Loan Detroit Red Wings Malmö Redhawks
05/01/2019
05/01/2019 Confirmed Drummondville Voltigeurs Detroit Red Wings
12/10/2017
12/10/2017 Confirmed Saint John Sea Dogs Drummondville Voltigeurs
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
08/03/2016 Big future ahead for Joseph Veleno NHL.com
04/29/2016 The story of Veleno’s exceptional player rookie season Sportsnet.ca
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2015, 1 #1 overall by Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL Entry Draft

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #10 by ISS Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #14 by FCHockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #10 by McKeen's Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #14 by TSN/McKenzie

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting

Memorable dates
- 2015-06-06 • Selected first overall in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs
- 2015-06-04 • Granted Exceptional Player Status by Hockey Canada to be eligible for the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.

Interesting facts
• In 2012-13 Veleno played for the Lakeshore Panthères Peewee AA
• Was injured during 2014-15 QMAAA playoffs, but dressed for games as a bench player. • Missed 2016 U17 Challenge due to injury.

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