The Penguins 5th round selection from 2009 caused a bit of a stir after his freshman year at Providence College having put up solid numbers for a freshman and earning the respect among many in Hockey-East.

But after a lower-body injury sidelined Velischek 9 games into his sophomore campaign, finding a way back into the Providence line-up under head coach Tim Army proved to be difficult.

The result lead to Velischek departing the program for the Sioux City Muskateers of the USHL. In 33 games, Velischek finished the year with 2 goals and 8 assists.

Cue up another change for Velischek, head coach Tim Army has departed from Providence and it seems that new head coach Nate Leaman’s first priority was to get Velischek back in the line-up.

According to Warrior Rink Rat Velischek has been re-activated to the Providence line-up.

Velischek is a strong and mobile defenseman with a physical edge, solid work ethic, and a bit of an untapped offensive potential. Velischek is one of two players that the Penguins selected from Delbarton high-school (Ken Agostin being the other).