Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that Scott Mellanby will join the club in the capacity of Consultant to the General Manager and Hockey Operations department. Mellanby played 20 years in the National Hockey League with five different teams.
“We are pleased that Scott has agreed to join our Hockey Operations department, his experiences in our League over two decades as a player will be a great asset to me and our entire department,” said Gillis. “Scott displayed strong leadership skills and character throughout his NHL career; these are the same qualities we are looking for as we build our team.”
In his role with the Canucks, Mellanby will assist Gillis in consulting in all areas of the Hockey Operations department and specifically professional player personnel.
Mellanby, 41, joins the Canucks organization after retiring as a player following the 2006-07 season. In 20 years as a professional, Mellanby played 1431 games and recorded 840 points (364-476-840) and 2479 penalty minutes. Throughout his career, Mellanby displayed leadership both on and off of the ice which led to him being named the captain of both the Florida Panthers and Atlanta Thrashers.
Mellanby is a native of Montreal and now resides in the St. Louis area with his wife, Sue, and their sons, Carter and Nicholas and daughter, Courtney.