2019-20 National Junior Team

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Joe Veleno
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
01-13-2000
HT/WT
6'2 / 200
Shoots
L
Hometown
Kirkland, Qc
Club Team
Grand Rapids (AHL)
DET '18 (1, 30)
Teams
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship - Canada
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp - Canada
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship - Canada
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-Tournament - Canada
2018 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp - Canada
2018 IIHF U18 World Championship - Canada
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup - Canada
2017-18 Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp - Red

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Attended Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp in Plymouth, Mich., in August 2019 … Played for Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., finishing sixth … Played for Canada at the 2018 World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. … Played for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Russia, finishing fifth … Captained Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia … Named to Canada White for the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., but was injured and unable to participate … Played for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, finishing fifth … Played for Canada Black at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., finishing eighth

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

Saint John’s first-round selection, first overall, in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft … Was the first QMJHL player ever granted exceptional status … 2019-20: Made his AHL debut on Oct. 5 vs. Chicago … Scored his first AHL goal and recorded his first AHL point on Oct. 25 vs. Manitoba … 2018-19: Led Drummondville in scoring … Fourth in QMJHL scoring … Co-led the QMJHL in shorthanded goals (7) … Second in the QMJHL in plus/minus (+63) … Tied for third in the QMJHL in assists … Seventh in the QMJHL in goals … Named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team … Set a career high with six points (3G 3A) on Nov. 24 vs. Moncton … 2017-18: Traded from Saint John to Drummondville on Dec. 19 … Led Drummondville in scoring … Nominated for the Trophée Michael-Bossy as QMJHL top professional prospect … Captain with Saint John before trade … 2016-17: Won the QMJHL championship with Saint John … 11th in Saint John scoring … 2015-16: Ninth in Saint John scoring … Led Saint John in rookie scoring … 10th in QMJHL rookie scoring … Named rookie of the year with Saint John … Minor Hockey: Lists Domenic Romano as his favourite minor hockey coach … Named to the all-star team at the 2015 Reebok Midget AAA Challenge … Won a gold medal with Quebec Blue at the 2015 QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge … Played for Quebec as an under-age player at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., finishing fourth

PERSONAL

Son of Antonio and Lina … Has one brother, Michael Anthony, and one sister, Juliana … Favourite NHL team growing up: Washington Capitals … Favourite player: Alexander Ovechkin

Statistics

Games Played
P
G
Assists
PIM
6
6
1
5
8

Tournament Game Log

Date
Points
Goals
Assists
PIM
Jan 05, 2020
1
0
1
2
Jan 04, 2020
0
0
0
0
Jan 02, 2020
1
0
1
0
Dec 31, 2019
3
1
2
2
Dec 28, 2019
0
0
0
4
Dec 26, 2019
1
0
1
0

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship (Pre)
5
2
0
2
2
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp
2
3
2
1
2
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
11
8
1
7
8
2018 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
3
0
0
0
2
2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
5
3
0
3
0
2017-18 Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp
3
1
0
1
0
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (Pre)
1
0
0
0
0
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
5
7
2
5
8
Videos
Photos
2020 WJC: CAN 4 – RUS 3 (Gold Medal)
Thomas got the GWG with 3:58 left and Canada came back to win gold.
2020 WJC: CAN 5 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Hofer posted a 32-save shutout, backstopping Canada to the final.
2020 WJC: CAN 6 – SVK 1 (Quarter-final)
Hayton had two goals and an assist to lead Canada into the semis.
2020 WJC: CAN 7 – CZE 2 (Preliminary)
Canada scored five times on the PP to claim top spot in Group B.