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Roland Melanson

Roland Melanson

Goalie
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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic