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Barry Melrose

Barry Melrose

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: July 15, 1956
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Kelvington, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: MTL / 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (36th overall)
Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 8, 1979. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Jamie Hislop and Barry Legge, June 28, 1979. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Winnipeg, November 30, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1983.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery