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Fantasy Summary

Quality two-way defenseman who with strong passing and hockey IQ


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October 2020 – The Maple Leafs have selected Villeneuve in the 4th round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, slightly lower than anticipated on many pre-draft rankings. After being a 2nd-overall pick in the QMJHL draft, Villenueve has become a strong two-way player for the Sea Dogs (currently wearing an “A”) and was nominated for QMJHL D-men of the Year for the 1029-20 campaign. His hockey IQ and puck moving skills are highly praised along with his calmness under pressure, however it is universally accepted that his skating stride needs significant improvement if he’s going to succeed in pro hockey. If he can improve this technical skill, he projects as a 2nd-pairing defender capable of putting up point totals; definitely a tab for your fantasy radar but don’t draft just yet. Despite good size at 6’1″, he is a few years from NHL consideration. Hayden Soboleski

September 2019 – Villeneuve is a decent two-way defenseman. He will make quality shots from the perimeter and completes smart and efficient passes in the offensive zone. Fans should not expect Villeneuve to be one of the more dominant point-getters in the QMJHL as he is far from a true offensive defenseman. Yet, he is efficient in all three zones and has shown to be a dependable puck mover. In terms of his skating, his edgework is exceptional and he transitions well from forward to backward. From a fantasy perspective, he more than likely will be a serviceable top four defenseman in the NHL. He is capable of posting a 40-50 point season if completely healthy. Josh Tessler

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 20, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 122

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Sherbrooke Jr. Phoenix QC Int PW3 0 11 4|        
 2014-2015 Sherbrooke Jr. Phoenix QC Int PW4 0 11 0|        
 2015-2016 Triolet Harfangs Bantam AAA RQBAA27 4 1115 10|Qualification3 0 22
  Triolet Harfangs U15 AAAQBAAA12 0 11 6|Qualification1 0 00
 2016-2017 Triolet Harfangs U15 AAAQBAAA25 5 2732 10|Qualification3 0 22
  Triolet Harfangs Midget EspoirQMEAA9 0 22 4|        
 2017-2018 Magog CantonniersQMAAA40 9 2534 12|Playoffs18 4 1115
  Magog CantonniersTelus Cup7 0 55 4|        
 2018-2019 Team Green U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL55 1 1819 26|        
  Canada Red U17WHC-176 0 44 2|        
 2019-2020 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL64 9 4958 50|        
 2020-2021 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL15 1 56 10|        

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