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Randyvelischek

Randy John Velischek (born February 10, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired 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.

Velischek played for Providence College from 1979 to 1983 and was drafted 53rd overall by the North Stars in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He turned pro with the Stars at the end of the 1982-83 season and in the playoffs. In the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons Velischek split his time between the Stars and the minors.

In 1985 he was accquired by the New Jersey Devils. After spending the first part of the season with the Maine Mariners Velischek became a regular on the Devils for five seasons. In 1990 he was sent to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Peter Stastny trade.

Velischek played one and a half seasons with the Nordiques before being sent down to the Halifax Citadels. He spent three more seasons in the minors and then signed with the Durham Wasps in Great Britain in 1995. However, he was released by the team after only three games to take up a broadcasting job with the New Jersey Devils.

He played 509 career NHL games, scoring 21 goals and 97 points.

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