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William Villeneuve

Born:Mar 20, 2002Draft: 2020 Maple Leafs, 122nd Overall
Hometown:Sherbrooke, QC, CANPosition:Defense
Known For:CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2022)Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Toronto Marlies (AHL)

William Villeneuve (born March 20, 2002) is a Canadian ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 2018-19 season and after catching his footing at the major junior level, his offensive awareness took off. Villeneuve registered 58 points in 64 games in his second year, finishing the season by leading all defensemen in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in points and assists. He was selected 122nd overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

William Villeneuve Saint John Sea Dogs
William Villeneuve of the Saint John Sea Dogs (Dan Culberson/Saint John Sea Dogs)

Representing the Sea Dogs as an alternate captain in three of four seasons, he recorded one assist in five playoff games during the team’s 2022 CHL Memorial Cup Championship run. That same year, Villeneuve completed the season with the QMJHL’s best plus-minus record of plus-60, and was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team.

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  • QMAAA First All-Star Team (2018)
  • QMAAA Most Points by Defenseman (34) (2018)
  • QMAAA Prospect Award (2018)
  • QM18AAA Top Defenseman (2018)
  • U17 Dev Camp Tournament Champion (2019)
  • QMJHL Most Assists by Defenseman (49) (2020)
  • QMJHL Most Points by Defenseman (58) (2020)
  • 2x QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2020, 2022)
  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2022)
  • QMJHL Best Plus/Minus (+60) (2022)