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YANNICK VEILLEUX SIGNS ATO WITH PEORIA
Published: April 3rd 2013 @ 12:06 PM

Apr
03
2013

 

Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced today the club has signed forward Yannick Veilleux to an amateur tryout contract (ATO). Veilleux was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (#102 overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Veilleux, 20, recently completed his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). This season, his first with Moncton after being acquired from Shawinigan during the offseason, registered career-highs in goals (34), assists (39), points (73), and penalty minutes (102). His 21 power-play goals ranked second in the QMJHL while his seven game-winning goals were fifth.

 

In his four seasons in the QMJHL, Veilleux appeared in 247 games and registered 188 points (83 goals, 105 assists). The 6-2, 208-pound right wing is a native of St-Hipolytte, Quebec.