RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, announced hat veteran defenseman Riley Weselowski has returned to the Rush for an eighth season in the organization.
Weselowski comes back to the Rush after returning last season following a stint with the Cincinnati Cyclones. In his return to Rapid City last season, he played in all 72 regular season games and notched 19 points (2g-17a), and led the Rush with a +6 rating.
A native of Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Weselowski, 32, returns to the Rush for the 10th season of his professional career in which all but two have been played in Rapid City. Weselowski holds 11 Rush franchise records, including Games Played (390), +/- rating (+81), and is the all-time leading scorer in team history among defensemen in all three major categories with 27 goals, 126 assists and 153 points to his credit.
The veteran of 519 games in the pro ranks first came to the Rush in the 2009-10 Central Hockey League season when was part of the 2010 Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Championship team that defeated the Allen Americans, and was later named CHL Man of the Year and CHL Most Outstanding Defenseman in the 2011-12 campaign.
Prior to his decade-long career, Weselowski skated with the Bemidji State Beavers and notched 39 points (8g-31a) and 39 points in 124 games across four seasons.