March 6, 2024

Draft-eligible Villeneuve suspended 15 games by OHL

Nathan Villeneuve, a prospect for the 2024 NHL Draft, was suspended 15 games by the Ontario Hockey league on Wednesday.

Villeneuve, a forward for the Sudbury Wolves, was suspended alongside teammate Evan Konyen for violating “the OHL Social Media Policy in a manner detrimental to the welfare of the league, one that would greatly compromise player safety and the overall integrity of the game,” the OHL said in a release.

“The league takes breaches of its Social Media Policy very seriously, and believes that these suspensions will reinforce to players and team staff that all activity, be it in person, on the ice or online, must be in keeping with OHL policies,” the league said.

Konyen was suspended 10 games for his involvement.

Sudbury has nine games remaining in the regular season. The Wolves have clinched a berth in the playoffs in the OHL’s Eastern Conference.

Villeneuve has 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) in 56 games this season.

He is No. 84 in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2024 draft released in February.

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