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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
16-4-3 35
14-8-2 30
13-7-3 29
12-6-4 28
10-10-5 25
10-11-3 23
10-12-2 22
9-10-0 18

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 9 2 15:00 4

Top Joseph Veleno News

  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Pots sixth goal

    Veleno opened the scoring in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Canadiens.

    Veleno was in perfect position for his goal once Lucas Raymond's shot pinballed off the pad of goaltender Jake Allen. While Veleno hasn't had more than three shots in a given contest, he's been on point, managing six goals through 23 games and turning in a remarkable 22.2 shooting percentage. He's registered only three helpers, but it's safe to say that overall, Veleno is currently exceeding the value of the $825,000 contract extension that he signed ahead of this season.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Picks up apple in shutout

    Veleno registered an assist in Wednesday's 4-0 shutout win over the Devils.

    Veleno had cooled off considerably following a stretch in October that resulted in him netting five goals in as many games, so returning to the scoresheet in such a big win should be a boon for the forward's confidence. A first-round, 30th overall draft pick from 2018, Veleno has had countless chances to prove his worth in Motown, but we've yet to see him break out offensively for a sustained period of time. He's collected eight points through 18 games, which qualifies as a pedestrian output considering how deep the forward position is in fantasy hockey.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Five goals in last five games

    Veleno scored a goal Saturday in a 4-1 loss to Boston.

    It was his fifth goal in as many games. Veleno tucked a shot into the top right corner past Jeremy Swayman at 6:40 of the third period. He has six points in nine games. At this rate, Veleno will shatter his career best nine goals and 20 points from last season, but this will be a difficult pace to keep up over the course of the year.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Scores in third straight

    Veleno tallied a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Kraken.

    Veleno opened the scoring early in the second period Tuesday, deflecting an Olli Maatta shot over the shoulder of Joey Daccord to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead. It's been quite a run for the 23-year-old Veleno, tallying four goals in his last three games after scoring just nine goals with 11 assists in 81 games last season. While it's unlikely he'll provide offense at his current rate, Veleno could be a decent secondary-scoring option while centering David Perron and Daniel Sprong on Detroit's third line.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Scores again Sunday

    Veleno scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Flames.

    Veleno erupted for three goals over two games this weekend. He picked up just one assist in four outings prior to the burst of offense. The 23-year-old has four points, seven shots on net, four hits and a plus-4 rating over six contests. He's seeing consistent time in a bottom-six role, though he'll have trouble maintaining any gains on offense since he sees little power-play time.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Lights lamp twice in Ottawa

    Veleno scored his first two goals of the season in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

    The 23-year-old produced the first two-goal game of his career while also supplying Detroit's only offense at even strength -- the team's other three tallies came on the power play. Veleno set modest career highs with nine goals and 20 points in 81 games last season, and while he could top those numbers in 2023-24 as the roster around him continues to improve, his checking-line role and lack of ice time with the man advantage won't make him a consistent offensive threat.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Inks one-year deal

    Veleno signed a one-year, $825,000 contract with the Red Wings on Tuesday.

    Veleno picked up four points over the last 10 contests of the 2022-23 campaign after enduring a 20-game point drought. The 23-year-old forward was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He projects to serve in a bottom-six role again after a 20-point, 152-hit effort over 81 outings last season.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Mired in another slump

    Veleno hasn't recorded a point since Feb. 13.

    Veleno has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) this season, which represents a career high, but he's gone 19 straight games without a single goal or helper. The waivers-exempt winger is in a contract year as a pending restricted free agent, though it's tough to see Veleno having much leverage in contract negotiations given his inconsistent ways.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Sets new career high in points

    Veleno produced an assist and two PIM in Monday's 6-1 win over the Canucks.

    The helper was Veleno's first since Jan. 10, and he had just two goals in the 12 games in between. The 23-year-old center set a new career high with 16 points through 51 outings this season. He's added 56 shots on net, 98 hits, 26 blocked shots, 16 PIM and a plus-1 rating while filling a bottom-six role for much of the campaign.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Ends four-game point drought

    Veleno scored a goal in Detroit's 5-2 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.

    Veleno's marker came at 19:51 of the second period and narrowed Edmonton's lead to 3-2. He has seven goals and 15 points in 48 contests this season. Veleno was held off the scoresheet in his previous four contests.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Scores in Thursday's win

    Veleno scored a goal on two shots, added two hits and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.

    Veleno had picked up three helpers over 10 games since his last goal. The 23-year-old forward's tally midway through the second period stood as his first career game-winner. He's up to six goals, 14 points -- one off of his career high -- and 43 shots on net through 43 contests overall while primarily working in a bottom-six role.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Nets fifth goal of 2022-23

    Veleno contributed a goal in a 5-4 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

    Veleno has recorded a point in each of his last four games. He's up to five goals and 10 points in 32 games this season. The 22-year-old entered the contest averaging just 12:04 of ice time this season, so while he's hot right now, it will be hard for him to make regular offensive contributions unless his role grows.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Trending in right direction

    Veleno provided an assist in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Lightning.

    Veleno intercepted a lazy puck-clearing attempt from goalie Brian Elliott and quickly fed Elmer Soderblom for the game-winning goal. It appears that Veleno's confidence is up as he's riding a three-game point streak comprised of a goal and two assists. Veleno, whom the Wings drafted 30th overall in 2018, remains a work in progress, but his offensive upside makes him worth watching during the hot streak.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Makes only shot count

    Veleno scored on his only shot Saturday, but the Red Wings suffered a 6-3 loss to the Senators.

    The Red Wings assigned Veleno to the AHL on Thursday, but he was back at the top level the next day, as the parent club evidently considered that a procedural move. At any rate, Veleno still has a long way to go in terms of justifying his selection as the 30th overall pick by Detroit in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He's added just 13 goals and 10 assists through 100 NHL games split across three seasons.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Promoted to NHL

    Veleno was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Veleno's demotion Friday appears to have been a paper move. He has six points through 28 games with Detroit this season and will likely suit up Saturday against the Senators.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Reassigned Thursday

    Veleno was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Given the Red Wings' significant injury troubles, this appears to be a paper move. Veleno has six points in 28 games as a regular bottom-six presence this season.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Seeking offensive touch

    Veleno delivered four hits during Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the visiting Hurricanes.

    Veleno has mustered just six points this season, including two assists since Nov. 19. With 22 points during his 98-game career, the 2018 first-round draft pick has yet to provide the type of offense worthy of his prospect status. Veleno, who added two blocks in the loss, has registered a plus-3 rating this season after logging a minus-14 in 66 games as a rookie. With Dylan Larkin suffering an injury Tuesday, Veleno will be expected to step up offensively in the captain's absence.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Generates helper

    Veleno produced an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sabres.

    Veleno helped out on a Jonatan Berggren goal at 1:20 of the first period. The assist snapped Veleno's four-game point drought. He continues to be a semi-regular contributor from a bottom-six role, though likely not at a level to help in fantasy. The 22-year-old has three goals, two assists, 19 shots on net, 51 hits and a plus-3 rating through 21 contests.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Finds twine Thursday

    Veleno scored a goal, dished two hits, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Sharks.

    Veleno gave the Red Wings a 4-2 lead in the third period. The Sharks soon battled back before Detroit responded in kind to take the win. Two of Veleno's three goals this year have come in the last four games, but he's not doing much on offense from a fourth-line role. The center has four points, 13 shots on net, 39 hits, six PIM and a plus-5 rating in 16 appearances this season.

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  • Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Nets second tally

    Veleno scored a goal and delivered five hits during Thursday's 8-2 defeat to the visiting Rangers.

    Veleno at least showed some tenacity, which was missing from the Red Wings' collective effort. The 22-year-old center produced a game-high in delivered checks. Along with his grit, Veleno used his speed to tie the game at 1-1, scoring for the first time in nine outings. Trailing the play, Veleno received a pass from rookie Jonatan Berggren, who was making his NHL debut, and scored blocker side from the slot. He added two shots in the loss.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Montreal, PQ
Age: 23
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left