Khan profiles Joe Veleno

MLive’s Ansar Khan penned a profile of Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno, who has impressed the Red Wings’ brass with his maturity and poise:

Shawn Horcoff, Red Wings director of player development, called Veleno a great skater and a good kid during development camp this week at Little Caesars Arena.

“He asked a ton of questions, which is always good to see,” Horcoff said. “He has a good work ethic, seems very focused, his off-ice habits are good already, just meeting him at the draft and speaking about what he’s currently doing to get ready for next year. You can tell right away he’s an effortless skater. Skating goes a long way in today’s game.”

Veleno said his best attributes are his speed and work ethic.

“If I don’t have those I don’t think I’m as noticeable on the ice,” Veleno said. “Just my compete and my work ethic to go after pucks and battle in front of the net, battle in the corners. Of course, use my speed. Now it’s mostly about speed. If you don’t have that I think it’s pretty hard to play.”


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