28 - Jeff Velleca
Jeff Velleca
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Waterbury, CT
Position: F
Major: Psychology
Shoots/Catches: L
Last Team: New Hampshire (EJHL)

2010-11: Appeared in 25 games, including the final 24 of the season…tallied six goals and 11 points…notched two multi-point games, including a goal and an assist in game two of the Hockey East Quarterfinals against Maine (3/12)…posted +5 rating…tallied four points in three games against UMass…Hockey East All-Academic selection…scored the first goal of the game twice…recorded 56 shots.

2009-10: Played in 27 games as a sophomore, skating most of the season on the top line…picked up 13 points (eight goals, five assists)…tied for fourth on the team with eight goals…tallied one multi-point game, netting goal and an assist in 5-3 win over #12 Boston College (11/1)…had a four-game point streak from 2/6 to 2/19 (UML, UVM, UVM, UMass)…scored in game one of Hockey East Quarterfinals…posted +7 rating…netted game-winner on power play in 4-1 victory over UMass (2/19)…fired 55 shots on goal.

2008-09: Appeared in 21 games…tallied four points (three goals, assist)…netted first career goal, assist, and multi-point game in 4-3 OT loss to Quinnipiac (12/29)…added goals at Lowell (1/22) and vs. #5 Vermont (2/14)…posted even rating (+/-)…fired 43 shots on goal.

Personal/Last Team: Born April 17, 1987…son of Jerry and Lori Velleca…has one sibling, Lori…ranked fourth on New Hampshire Monarchs of the EJHL in scoring with 37 points (12-25-37) in 34 games…including tournament play, posted 47 points (17-30-47) in 44 games…EJHL runner-up…named to EJHL all-star team…led Springfield Junior Falcons in scoring in 2006-07…named team MVP…psychology/business major at Merrimack.