The QMJHL's annual trading period began earlier today with a few deals being announced. Veleno heading to the Drummondville Voltigeurs was not one of them.
According to Voltigeurs reporter Jonathan Habashi, the deal should be announced tomorrow.
Reports indicate that Veleno will be traded to Drummondville in exchange for five draft picks: three first rounders and two second rounders.Des détails administratifs empêcheraient la #LHJMQ d’officialiser l’échange de Joe Veleno, et ce, même si le marché des transactions est ouvert depuis ce matin. Le tout devrait se régler demain. @Voltigeurs_DRU @SJSeaDogs— Jonathan Habashi (@JonathanHabashi) December 18, 2017
Veleno has not played with Saint John since news broke of the trade.
Melancon was a fourth-round pick of Saint John in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft. He made his QMJHL debut on Saturday, recording a goal and an assist for the Cataractes.