Roland Melanson

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Roland Melanson
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Born (1960-06-28) June 28, 1960 (age 54)
Moncton, NB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for AHL
 New Haven Nighthawks
 Utica Devils
 Saint John Flames
NHL
 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 former goaltender in the National Hockey League and the goaltender coach for the Vancouver Canucks. He previously served as goaltender coach for the Montreal Canadiens.

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 consecutives Stanley Cups in 1981, 1982 and 1983 respectively.

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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