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Stephane Veilleux
Stephane Veilleux
Left Wing
(steph-AWN vay-OOH)
Number: 19
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 16, 1981
Birthplace: Beauceville, QC, Canada
Drafted: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (93rd overall)
Career: Has appeared in 203 NHL contests with Minnesota and notched 19 goals and 30 assists to go along with 153 PIM and seven multi-point games...2006-07: Played in a career-high 75 games during second full season, and fourth overall with the Wild...Also set career marks in assists (11), points (18) and plus/minus (+3), and tied career-high in goals (7)...Finished the season with 47 PIM, sixth on the team...Ranked second on team with 89 hits...Notched the GWG, and an assist in sixth career two-point game at SJ (10/21)...Posted second two-point game of the season with a goal and an assist in a 7-6 shootout win at NSH (11/16)...Registered a point in consecutive games (11/20-11/22), including a goal at MTL (11/22)...Tied his previous career-high for goals in a season with his seventh in a 4-2 win at CGY (3/17)...Registered career-high 11th assist in season finale vs. STL (4/7)...Missed three games (12/23-12/27) due to nose injury suffered at DET (12/22)...2005-06: Skated in 71 games during first full NHL season and third with Minnesota...Posted seven goals and nine assists for 16 points...Registered 63 PIM to rank fifth on the team...Ranked third on the club with 70 hits...Recorded three multi-point games...Notched an assist in back-to-back games (1/5-1/7)...Picked up a goal and an assist for first multipoint game of the season vs. NSH (1/26)...Assisted on both Wild goals vs. LA (3/7)...Posted four points (3-1=4) over a five-game span (4/4-4/11)...Notched a goal and an assist vs. STL (4/4)...Scored the GWG and piled up a career-high 27 penalty minutes in a 19-second span in the third period of a 2-0 victory vs. CHI (4/11)...2004-05: Collected 15 goals and 24 assists in 59 games with Houston (AHL)...Ranked tied for first on team with seven PPGs, third in goals and fifth in points...Suffered season-ending injury vs. GR (3/7) and missed remainder of season...Scored PPG vs. MIL (1/25), tying season-high four-game point streak (1-4=5)...Registered sixth goal in seven games, at NOR (12/30)...Scored fifth goal in as many games vs. SA (12/23)...Notched third career two-goal game at ROC (12/2)...2003-04: Skated in 19 games during second NHL stint with Minnesota and posted 10 points (2-8=10) after being recalled (2/27)...Played in each of the last 19 Wild games to end the season...Made season debut at DAL (2/27)...Notched first point of the season with an assist on the GTG at PHX (3/7)...Recorded first-ever multi-point game with a pair of assists at SJ (3/9)...Tallied fourth assist in a four-game span vs. CBJ (3/14)...Scored first goal of the season with a SHG at BOS (3/18)...Notched seventh assist of the year with a helper on the overtime GWG vs. COL (3/31)...Posted second multi-point game with a PP, GWG and an assist vs. STL (4/4)...Played 64 games with Houston (AHL) and posted 38 points (13-25=38)...Ranked tied for third on the team in scoring...Led team with four SHGs...2002-03: Recalled by the Wild (10/17) and played in 38 games...Netted five points (2-3=5) and 23 PIM...Scored first career point with an assist at CHI (10/24)...Scored first NHL goal against Patrick Roy at COL (10/27)...Recorded 12 points (4-8=12) in 29 contests with Houston (AHL)...Led Houston in playoff scoring with 18 points (7-11=18) in 23 games...2001-02: Scored 12 goals and 35 points (13-22=35) in 77 games during rookie season with Houston...Ranked seventh on team in scoring and tied for first with two SHGs...AMATEUR: Notched 182 points (70-112=182) in 205 career games in the QMJHL with Val D’Or and Victoriaville (1998-01)...Racked up 48 goals and 115 points (48-67=115) in 68 games with Val D’Or (QMJHL) in 2000-01.

Playoffs: Has appeared in five career playoff games with Minnesota while tallying four PIM...2006-07: Appeared in all five games vs.?ANA and collected four PIM and six SOG.

Career Transactions: Selected by Minnesota in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft.

Personal: Veilleux is single and resides St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec, in the offseason...Nicknames include “Steph” and “Red Hair”...Lists playing “any sports that require a racket” as his hobbies including tennis, badminton and ping pong...Plays ping png before every hockey game as a superstition...Played tennis as a kid...Began playing hockey when he was five-years-old...Most memorable NHL moment is scoring his first goal against Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche and winning the Calder Cup in 2003...Lists his favorite players as Wayne Gretzky and Jeremy Roenick...First job was as a lumberjack....Favorite current day athlete is men’s tennis star Andy Roddick and meeting him was his most memorable moment away from the rink...Recognizes his dad as the person who had the biggest influence in his hockey career...Favorite food is pasta and favorite breakfast is oatmeal...Best friend in hockey is Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard...Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie...His favorite place to eat in the Twin Cities is Kincaid’s and his favorite band is U2...Calls Rob Blake the toughest player to play against...Favorite road arena is Edmonton, while Denver is his favorite NHL city to visit and the Avalanche his favorite team to play.
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