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Max Veronneau

School

Princeton University

Position
Forward
Major
Mechanical Engineering

Classroom

Max Veronneau is a mechanical engineer major at Princeton University. He has twice been named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

Character

An assistant captain on the Princeton hockey team, Veronneau sets the standard for the rest of the team. Bilingual in English and French, Veronneau is also CPR certified. An undrafted free agent, Veronneau has been tabbed as a preseason favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award. He has made a name for himself at Princeton and put the Tigers on the map. He has been invited to NHL Development Camps with four organizations, attending two each during the last two summers as he continues to garner NHL attention.

Community

Veronneau and the Princeton hockey team are actively involved in giving back to the community. Every year the team hosts the Mercer Bulldogs Special Hockey Team for an event at Hobey Baker Rink. The Bulldogs are a group of individuals with developmental disabilities who want to participate in hockey. Last year, the Tigers “adopted” a young boy named Luke as part of Team Impact, a national nonprofit that connects children with serious illnesses with local college teams.

Veronneau also has been involved in Weapons of Mass Construction, an annual project that includes restoring hurricane-damaged properties, refurbishing community centers and more. Additionally, he participates in Reading with the Tigers program at the local elementary schools.

Competition

A first-team All-American, Véronneau was second in the nation in points per game last year with 1.53 and led the ECAC Hockey Champion Princeton team with 55 points in 36 games. Veronneau was the national leader in assists per game and was on the Tigers’ top-ranked power-play unit. He currently has 107 career points, ranking him 10th all-time at Princeton. A first-team All-ECAC Hockey selection as a junior, Veronneau led the league in scoring with 37 points in 22 conference games.

Last year he erased a 58-year program record for points in a season with 55, surpassing John McBride’s 54 from 1959-60. With 68 career assists he sits seventh all time and also holds the record for helpers in a season with 38, tying John Messuri’s mark from 1988-89.