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Position G
Catch L
Weight 185lbs
Height 5'10"
Date of birth June 28th, 1960
Place of birth Moncton, NB, CAN
Seasons - MTL 1
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
MIN Minutes on ice - Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
W Wins - Games the goaltender has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the goaltender has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
GA Goals against - Number of goals scoared against the goaltender
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
TOTALS 9 492 5 3 - 0 22 2 2.68
1991-1992 9 492 5 3 0 0 22 2 2.68
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, netminder Roland Melanson was the Islanders’ third-round pick and the 59th overall selection at the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. In 1980-81 he won the Stanley Cup with the Islanders, and two seasons later was named to the NHL’s second All-Star team, also sharing the William-M.-Jenning Trophy with Billy Smith. Melanson went on to play with Minnesota, Los Angeles and New Jersey. He finished his NHL career with the Canadiens when the Devils traded him, along with Kirk Muller for Stéphane Richer and Tom Chorske on Sept. 20, 1991. Melanson played nine games with the Habs in the 1991-92 season during which he posted a record of 5-3 while registering two shutouts. He was the Canadiens goaltending coach from 1997-2009.