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Éric Veilleux (born February 20, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. Veilleux spent most of his professional career in the American Hockey League. He is an assistant coach with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Éric Veilleux
Born (1972-02-20) February 20, 1972 (age 47)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Cornwall Aces
Hershey Bears
SaiPa
Kentucky Thoroughblades
Manitoba Moose
Lowell Lock Monsters
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2001

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Coaching careerEdit

For the 2015–16 season, he was the head coach with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL following a season as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals.[1] In May 2016, he was named the head coach and general manager of the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League[2] before being hired to coach the Colorado Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, on July 6, 2016.[3]

He coached the Rampage for two seasons, finishing out of the playoffs in both occasions, before leaving the club and Avalanche organization following the 2017–18 season.[4]

He returned to the QMJHL as the head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads for the 2018–19 season.[5]

After a successful season, he returned to the AHL to become an assistant coach with the Syracuse Crunch.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Hawkesbury Hawks CJHL 55 33 68 101 127
1990–91 Hawkesbury Hawks CJHL 55 33 52 85 116
1991–92 Laval Titan QMJHL 60 31 40 71 87 10 3 5 8 31
1992–93 Laval Titan QMJHL 70 55 70 125 100 13 9 11 20 19
1993–94 Cornwall Aces AHL 77 8 19 27 69 13 1 7 8 20
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 70 13 23 36 93 13 1 1 2 20
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 71 25 35 60 119 8 2 6 8 2
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 68 28 33 61 118 23 11 10 21 14
1997–98 Hershey Bears AHL 78 24 38 62 127 7 4 2 6 8
1998–99 SaiPa SM-l 9 1 2 3 14
1998–99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 68 8 25 33 114 6 0 2 2 6
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 73 14 13 27 102 2 0 1 1 2
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 15 0 1 1 22
AHL totals 447 106 174 280 662 70 19 28 47 70

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Hershey Bears) 1997
QMJHL
Ron Lapointe Trophy – Coach of the Year 2013–14 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eric Veilleux named Admirals' head coach". ECHL. July 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Norfolk Admirals coach leaving to coach Canadian team". WTKR. May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Eric Veilleux Named Head Coach of Rampage". San Antonio Rampage. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Eric Veilleux will not be back with Rampage". tvasports.ca. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mooseheads Name New Head Coach". OurSportsCentral.com. May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Syracuse Crunch lands new assistant coach". syracuse.com. June 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Anthony Mantha named QMJHL MVP at Golden Puck Awards". The Globe and Mail. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.

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