September 16, 1934|
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Died||June 14, 2001(aged 66)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
St. Louis Blues
Michael Gerald "Jerry" Melnyk (September 16, 1934 – June 14, 2001) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks and St. Louis Blues.
Melnyk began his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1956 Stanley Cup playoffs. He also played for the Chicago Black Hawks and St. Louis Blues. After playing the 1967–68 season with the Blues, Melnyk was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers but retired a week prior to the 1968–69 season. He became a scout for the Flyers and successfully lobbied for the selection of Bobby Clarke at the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. In 243 regular season NHL games, Melnyk recorded 39 goals and 77 assists for 116 career points.
- "Flyers History - Season Overview: 1968-69". FlyersHistory.net. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- "Flyers History - Hall of Fame Profile - Bobby Clarke". FlyersHistory.net. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- Gerry Melnyk's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Gerry Melnyk's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Gerry Melnyk at Hockey-Reference.com
- Gerry Melnyk's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Gerry Melnyk's player profile at NHL.com
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