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Veilleux Is QMJHL Offensive Player Of Week

by Joe Sager / Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Keven Veilleux has been named the TELUS Offensive Player of the Week in the QMJHL.

Veilleux, a forward for the Rimouski Océanic, collected two goals and six assists in three Rimouski wins last week. He added a plus-6 rating.  Veilleux enjoyed his best outing of the week on Thursday, versus the Saguenéens, scoring one goal and assisting on two others in a 4-3 win. Moreover, he was named the game’s first star. Since being traded to the Océanic from Victoriaville, the 6-foot-5 forward has collected 11 points in five games.

The Penguins selected him in the second round (51st overall) in last June's NHL Entry Draft. He has 53 points (14+39) in 47 games this season.

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