Sunday, June 1, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Stephane Veilleux

Photo: Marilyn Indahl/USA Today
A look back at the season for Steve Veilleux, who has played the eighth most games in franchise history.


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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