Sunday, May 10, 2015

Report: Veleno Denied Exceptional Status

According to Gabriel Beland of La Presse, Joseph Veleno has been denied exceptional player status for the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.
The deadline for applications was Feb. 15 - which was missed.

Veleno, if granted exceptional status, was viewed as the best player available for this year’s draft. Saint John owns the first overall pick. Obviously, this is unfortunate news for the Sea Dogs.

Veleno had 16 goals and 52 points in 41 games with the midget AAA Lac St-Louis Lions this past season. Many expect him to play at Shattuck-St. Mary’s next year and then enter the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft.


  1. Not shocking considering the Sea Dogs were picking first.

  2. Would have been granted if a Quebec team was selecting first