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Roland Melanson

Roland Melanson  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: June 28, 1960
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Moncton, NB, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: NYI / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 3rd   (59th overall)
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 1982-1983
OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1979) CHL First All-Star Team (1981) Ken McKenzie Trophy (CHL Rookie of the Year) (1981) NHL Second All-Star Team (1983) William M. Jennings Trophy (1983) (shared with Billy Smith) ColHL - Playoff MVP (1993) Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for Minnesota's 1st round choice (Brad Dalgarno) in 1985 Entry Draft, November 19, 1984. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Neil Wilkinson) in 1986 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (John Weisbrod) in 1987 Entry Draft, December 9, 1985. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Grant Ledyard for Brian MacLellan and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Mike Sullivan) in 1987 Entry Draft, December 9, 1985. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 10, 1989. Traded to Montreal by New Jersey with Kirk Muller for Stephane Richer and Tom Chorske, September 20, 1991. Missed majority of 1991-92 due to groin injury vs. Hartford, January 11, 1992.
Quote of the Day

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL