Keven Veilleux
Image: QMJHL

Keven Veilleux

Hometown:

St. Georges Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-06-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

2nd round (51st overall), 2007

Weight:

218 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: After a slow start that saw him score only 10 goals in 42 games, Keven Veilleux was traded from Victoriaville to Rimouski where he scored 7 goals and posted 15 assists in his final nineteen games. After his QMJHL season ended, Veilleux signed an amateur tryout contract with the Penguins AHL affiliate.

2008-09: His final season in the Q was riddled with injuries but saw his numbers leap forward with 48 points in 29 games. He continued his strong play into the playoffs with 19 points in 13 games.

2009-10: Veilleux, again, faced injuries problems, only appearing in nine games with Wilkes-Barres, scoring three points.

2010-11: In a relatively healthy season Veilleux managed 12 goals and 24 assists in 66 games. He also managed 122 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Veilleux missed the entire 2011-12 season due to a knee injury suffered on September 30th, 2011.

 

Talent Analysis

Veilleux brings a hulking but brittle combination presence to the Penguins prospect pool. Talented in both passing and shooting the puck, the forward has shown the ability to play all three forward positions in his three years with the Penguins AHL affiliate. 

Unfortunately, injuries have severely sidetracked Veilleux's career and he has skated in only 75 regular season games in three seasons. If he can somehow manage to stay healthy, Veilleux brings a unique blend of size, skill, and toughness to the forward position.

 

Future

Veilleux will play for the Penguins AHL affiliate in 2012-13. He has the tools to be a top-nine contributor but first must overcome the numerous developmentally debilitating injuries that have almost derailed his hockey career.

 

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