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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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres