The Detroit Red Wings were able to swing a significant trade at the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline, sending forward Tomas Tatar to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round pick in 2021.
The first round pick turned out to be forward Joe Veleno, whom Detroit took with the 30th pick in Round 1 of the 2018 Draft from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL.
During his first season with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2019-20, Veleno tallied 11 goals with 12 assists, and figures to be a big part of the team’s future.
Take a look back at some of his top video highlights with the Griffins:
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