The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have recalled defenceman Julian Melchiori from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.
Melchiori, 21, has played in 33 games with the IceCaps so far this season. In that time, the Richmond Hill, ON native has recorded four assists and 29 penalty minutes. He made his IceCaps debut during the 2011-12 season where he played one game on April 14.
The 6’4, left-handed defenceman signed an entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets on March 16, 2012. This is his first-ever recall with the NHL club. He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the third round, 87th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.