Gilles Meloche re-joined the Pittsburgh Penguins' coaching staff in 2006-07.
Under Meloche’s tutelage, Marc-Andre Fleury enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Penguins’ goal. He posted 40 wins – the second-most in one season for a Penguins goaltender. Fleury also posted career-bests with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 67 games.
Likewise, Meloche helped Jocelyn Thibault rebound from a pair of injury-plagued seasons. Thibault played well in his appearances with a 2.83 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in 22 games in 2006-07
Meloche served as the Penguins’ goaltending coach from 1989-2004 and has served as an amateur scout for the Penguins for 17 years after joining the Penguins’ management team in Dec. 1989. Meloche served in the dual role on both Penguins’ Stanley Cup champion teams in 1991 and 1992.
Meloche coaches and evaluates the goaltenders both in Pittsburgh and with the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Meloche spent 18 seasons as an NHL goaltender with the Chicago Blackhawks, California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars before playing his final three seasons with the Penguins after the team acquired Meloche in a 1985 trade.
He appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, posting a record of 270-351-131, with a 3.64 goals-against average. In 45 career playoff games, he posted a 21-19 record and a 3.48 goals-against average.