Roland Melanson

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Roland Melanson
Roland Melanson 84-85.JPG
Born (1960-06-28) June 28, 1960 (age 57)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Islanders
Minnesota North Stars
Los Angeles Kings
New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1979
New York Islanders
Playing career 1977–1994

Roland Joseph "Rollie the Goalie" Melanson (born June 28, 1960 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former goaltender in the National Hockey League (NHL). He serves as the goaltending coach for the New Jersey Devils.[1] He previously served as assistand coach for the Montreal Canadiens and as goaltending coach for the Vancouver Canucks.

While playing for the Indianapolis Checkers in 1981, Melanson won the Ken McKenzie Trophy as rookie of the year of the Central Hockey League. Along with Billy Smith, Melanson won the William M. Jennings Trophy in the 1982–83 season. He also won three consecutive Stanley Cups in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1976–77 Moncton Flyers NBAHA 70 4198 147 14 2.09 6 4 1 1 360 14 0 2.33
1977–78 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 44 2592 195 1 4.51 5 1 2 1 258 13 1 3.02
1978–79 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 62 3461 254 1 4.40 7 392 31 0 4.74
1979–80 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 22 11 8 0 1099 90 0 4.91
1979–80 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 38 26 12 0 2240 136 3 3.64 7 3 4 0 420 32 0 4.57
1980–81 New York Islanders NHL 11 8 1 1 620 32 0 3.10 .895 3 1 0 92 6 0 3.91 .882
1980–81 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 52 31 16 3 3056 131 2 2.57
1981–82 New York Islanders NHL 36 22 7 6 2115 114 0 3.23 .896 3 0 1 64 5 0 4.69 .828
1982–83 New York Islanders NHL 44 24 12 5 2460 109 1 2.66 .910 5 2 2 238 10 0 2.52 .913
1983–84 New York Islanders NHL 37 20 11 2 2019 110 0 3.27 .903 6 0 1 87 5 0 3.45 .844
1984–85 New York Islanders NHL 8 3 3 0 425 35 0 4.94 .864
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 20 5 10 3 1142 78 0 4.10 .867
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 2 1 2 325 24 0 4.43 .863
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 4 16 1 1246 87 0 4.19 .867
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 1 2 0 179 13 0 4.36 .882
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 46 18 21 6 2734 168 1 3.69 .882 5 1 4 260 24 0 5.54 .844
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 47 17 20 7 2675 195 2 4.37 .860 1 0 1 60 9 0 9.00 .820
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 1 1 0 178 19 0 6.42 .826
1988–89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 29 11 15 3 1734 106 1 3.67 .887 17 9 8 1019 74 1 4.36
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 48 24 19 3 2737 167 1 3.66 .875 5 1 4 298 20 0 4.03
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00 .714
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 54 23 28 1 3058 208 0 4.08 .868
1991–92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 5 3 0 492 22 2 2.68 .887
1992–93 Brantford Smoke ColHL 14 10 4 0 811 54 1 4.00 15 11 3 844 50 0 3.55
1993–94 Saint John Flames AHL 7 1 2 0 270 20 0 4.44 .800
NHL totals 291 129 106 33 16,450 995 6 3.63 .883 23 4 9 801 59 0 4.42 .863

"Melanson's stats". The Goaltender Home Page. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 

References

  1. ^ "Devils Name Roland Melanson Goaltending Coach". NHL.com. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Rick Wamsley and Denis Herron
Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy
(with Billy Smith)

1983
Succeeded by
Al Jensen and Pat Riggin
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