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William
Villeneuve

Villeneuve is a smart two-way defenseman although he isn’t the most dependable puck mover. He is far from confident in skating backwards and will get burned by a speedy winger if he is skating backwards. While his backwards skating is a tad rocky, his lateral movements are quite sound and that is useful for him,…

Date of Birth
March 20, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'1.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Sherbrooke, QC  
Shoots
Right
Weight
175 lbs
Draft Result
4/122 (TOR)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Sep 19/22 Villeneuve William 24139 – Stars vs. Maple Leafs PROSPECTS by Joey Fortin Boulay View Report
Oct 6/20 Villeneuve William D3364 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 21/20 Villeneuve William 21091 – Charlottetown vs. Saint John QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 21/20 Villeneuve William 21090 – Saint John vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 23/18 Villeneuve William 20167 – Drummondville vs. Saint John QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Toronto Marlies ahl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 64 8 48 56 0.88 60 28
2020-2021 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 33 3 17 20 0.61 7 22
2020-2021 Toronto Marlies ahl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 64 9 49 58 0.91 -5 50
2018-2019 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 55 1 18 19 0.35 -52 26
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft

Villeneuve is a smart two-way defenseman although he isn’t the most dependable puck mover. He is far from confident in skating backwards and will get burned by a speedy winger if he is skating backwards. While his backwards skating is a tad rocky, his lateral movements are quite sound and that is useful for him, especially when he is running the point on the power play. The one area of his game that could use some improvement is gap control, especially along the half wall. He is very good in man coverage defensively with his active stick. He is a pass first defenseman, but at times he will attempt to be a puck mover and will make costly mistakes by coughing up the puck.  While on the power play, he does a good job of carrying the puck into the offensive zone along the boards. In addition, he does an excellent job of foiling dump attempts. Not only will he foil dump attempts on the power play, but he can also do the same while at even strength. He makes a great first pass out of the zone, and when he is in possession of the puck, he is efficient at faking out his opponents. He has quality hands and manages to stick-handle well while completing tight pivots. He is more efficient at passing the puck then shooting the puck as he does have some accuracy issues, so it is good to see him be effective at moving the puck from the point when he is able.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide