Joseph Veleno, the 15-year old forward who is projected as the top player available for this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft if made available, will indeed seek exceptional player status, according to reports.
Joseph Veleno a officiellement fauit sa demande de statut de joueur exceptionnel-il pourrait jouer dans la #LHJMQ à l'âge de 15 ans en 15-16— Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) May 5, 2015
Well looks like it's official now, Joseph Veleno has ask to receive exceptional status to play in the QMJHL next year pic.twitter.com/rmmZyirZ1J— Jérôme Bérubé (@Jerome_Berube) May 5, 2015
Veleno, born in 2000, will not turn 16 until next January.
In 38 games with the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League’s Lac St-Louis Lions this past season, Veleno registered 16 goals and 33 assists.
The Sea Dogs will select first overall in this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft.