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Canada Joe Veleno
a.k.a. "Joseph Veleno"
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Last added: Luc Marion
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
20
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$925,000 Powered by
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 |
2019-20 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech
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 2019-2020
Wed 11/03 Grand Rapids Griffins vs Iowa Wild
Sat 07/03 Grand Rapids Griffins vs Rockford IceHogs
Fri 06/03 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Rockford IceHogs
Tue 03/03 Grand Rapids Griffins @ San Antonio Rampage
Sat 29/02 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Texas Stars
Fri 28/02 Grand Rapids Griffins @ San Antonio Rampage
Sun 23/02 Grand Rapids Griffins vs San Antonio Rampage
Sat 22/02 Grand Rapids Griffins vs San Antonio Rampage
Thu 20/02 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Chicago Wolves
Tue 18/02 Grand Rapids Griffins @ Rockford IceHogs
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 54 11 12 23 0.43 18 -25 |
CWG 6 4 6 10 1.67 6 0 |
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 9 2 9 11 1.22 10 1 |
Jr Super Series 4 0 2 2 0.50 2 0 |
M-Cup 4 3 1 4 1.00 2 4 |
QBAAA 27 18 18 36 1.33 22 0 | 3 1 1 2 0.67 4 0
QC Int PW 7 2 1 3 0.43 2 0 |
QGC-16 5 2 3 5 1.00 6 0 |
QMAAA 41 16 36 52 1.27 57 5 | 12 2 2 4 0.33 12 3
QMJHL 230 90 176 266 1.16 106 82 | 61 27 19 46 0.75 34 10
U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 |
WHC-17 5 1 3 4 0.80 6 0 |
WJC-18 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 3 |
WJC-20 11 1 7 8 0.73 8 5 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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
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 Future Considerations

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by Hockeyprospect.com

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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