2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

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Joe Veleno
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
01-13-2000
HT/WT
6'1 / 195
Shoots
L
Hometown
Montreal, Que.
Club Team
Drummondville (QMJHL)
DET '18 (1, 30)
Teams
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

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 … 2018-19: 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
5
2
0
2
0

Tournament Game Log

Date
Points
Goals
Assists
PIM
Jan 02, 2019
0
0
0
0
Dec 31, 2018
0
0
0
0
Dec 29, 2018
1
0
1
0
Dec 27, 2018
0
0
0
0
Dec 26, 2018
1
0
1
0
Videos
Photos
2019 WJC: FIN 2 – CAN 1 OT (Quarter-final)
DiPietro was spectacular with 32 saves, but Canada was edged in OT.
2019 WJC: RUS 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Glass scored early, but Canada came up one short in its prelim finale.
2019 WJC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Preliminary)
Five different players scored to keep Canada perfect in the prelims.
2019 WJC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 (Preliminary)
Dobson scored the game-winning goal to help Canada edge the Swiss.

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2018 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
3
0
0
0
2
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (Pre)
3
1
0
1
2
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
5
2
0
2
0
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