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Minnesota (NHL): Regular Season-34 GP, 3 G, 0 A, 3 P, 21 PIM
Playoffs-4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 4 PIM
Iowa (AHL): 34 GP, 5 G, 9 A, 14 P, 33 PIM
If there was an award for taking the most trips up I-35 this year, it would go to Stephane Veilleux. Veilleux literally spent half his season in Minnesota and the other half in Iowa. When called upon to play in Minnesota, Veilleux was brought in to add energy and a little grit to the fourth line. Veilleux was a favorite of the head coach for his effort when called upon to play, but his skills is what kept getting him sent back down to Iowa.
Status for 2014-15
Veilleux has one year left on his contract, that comes with a $587,000 cap hit to the NHL club. Veilleux's deal is also a two way contract, meaning he can still be sent back to Iowa if the team so chooses. Right now, Veilleux projects to be an extra on next year's club, but given Mike Yeo's love for Veilleux, he could very well be on the fourth line again next season. The low cap hit Veilleux carries also helps his cause to remain on the team next year.
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