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Stephane Veilleux
Stephané Veilleux of the Espoo Blues - 20101026
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) SRV, Rocky Dennis
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New Jersey Devils
Espoo Blues
Minnesota Wild
Tampa Bay Lightning
HC Ambri-Piotta
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 16 1981 (1981-11-16) (age 35),
Saint-Georges, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 2001
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 2001 – present


Stéphane Veilleux (born November 16, 1981) is a professional ice hockey left winger, currently playing for the New Jersey Devils. He has played 438 NHL games in the National Hockey League for Minnesota Wild and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Playing careerEdit

Veilleux was drafted in the 3rd round, 93rd overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to play a total of 6 seasons for the Wild, playing many games alongside scoring star Marian Gaborik. After the 2008-09 NHL season, the Wild decided not to renew his contract, and he was released into unrestricted free agency. On July 7, 2009, he signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1] On December 28, 2009, he skated in his 400th career NHL game, playing against the Boston Bruins.

In October 2010, he signed for Espoo Blues in SM-liiga.[2] He left the team in January and signed with Swiss team HC Ambrì-Piotta. On July 29, 2011, Veilleux signed a one-year deal with the New Jersey Devils.

Personal lifeEdit

Veilleux is known as an avid ping-pong player in his spare time, and also plays before games as warm-ups.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 65 6 13 19 35 6 1 3 4 2
1999–00 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 22 1 4 5 17
1999–00 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 50 14 28 42 100
2000–01 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 68 48 67 115 90 21 15 18 33 42
2001–02 Houston Aeros AHL 77 13 22 35 113 14 2 4 6 20
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 29 8 4 12 43 23 7 11 18 12
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 38 3 2 5 23
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 64 13 25 38 66 2 1 1 2 2
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 19 2 8 10 20
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 59 15 24 39 35
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 71 7 9 16 63
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 75 7 11 18 47 5 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 11 7 18 61 6 0 0 0 27
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 81 13 10 23 40
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 3 6 9 48
NHL totals 438 46 53 99 302 11 0 0 0 31

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lightning sign free agent left wing Stephane Veilleux. Tampa Bay Lightning (2009-07-07). Retrieved on 2010-05-11.
  2. NHL-pelaaja siirtyy Bluesiin. Espoo Blues (2010-10-15). Retrieved on 2010-10-15.
  3. http://wn.com/Bouchard_and_Veilleux_are_Wild_about_Ping_Pong . wn.com. Retrieved 2010-10-3.

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