Randy Velischek

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Randy Velischek
Born (1962-02-10) February 10, 1962 (age 52)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
New Jersey Devils
Quebec Nordiques
Springfield Indians
Maine Mariners
Halifax Citadels
Cornwall Aces
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1980
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1983–1995

Randy John Velischek (born February 10, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League from 1982–83 until 1991–92 for the Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils, and Quebec Nordiques. His son, Alex Velischek, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Randy Velischek was drafted 53rd overall by the North Stars in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He played 509 career NHL games, scoring 21 goals and 97 points.

Velischek is a Montreal Canadiens fan.

Velischek resides near Morristown, New Jersey.

Life after hockey[edit]

Velischek previously taught at the Pingry School as a German and French Teacher in the Foreign Language Department.

Randy was named head coach of the Morristown Beard men's ice hockey team for the 2009-2010 season.

His son Alex Velischek, was entered in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and was drafted in the 5th round by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Randy currently is the Hockey Director at Twin Oaks Ice Rink in Morristown, New Jersey.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1981–82
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1982–83
AHCA East All-American 1982–83

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Steve Cruickshank
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Cleon Daskalakis