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Wild re-signs LW Stephane Veilleux

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
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SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed left wing Stephane Veilleux to a 2008-09 contract.


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Veilleux, 26 (11/16/81), tied a career-high with 18 points (11-7=18) in 2007-08, including a new career-best 11 goals, while averaging 14:31 of ice time. He notched his first career two-goal game Feb. 14 at Vancouver, and also picked up 61 penalty minutes (PIM) last season. The 6-foot, 188-pound native of St. Georges de Beauce, Que., has recorded 67 points (30-37=67) and 214 PIM in 280 games covering five seasons with the Wild.

Veilleux was Minnesota’s third-round pick (No. 93 overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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