Raised in Quebec, Velischek played at Providence
and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as
one of the nation’s top college players. He played
509 regular season and 44 Stanley Cup playoff
games in the NHL, including five seasons with the
Devils. Since his retirement as a player in 1995,
Velischek spent 11 years as the analyst on the
Devils’ radio broadcasts, and has coached teams,
directed programs and hosted camps, working with
hockey players of all ages and skills.
We mourn the passing of Gary Hess.
Teacher, Mentor, Instructor, Coach,
Friend. Always willing to Listen, Help,
and Guide us.