Gerry Melnyk

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Gerry Melnyk
Born (1934-09-16)September 16, 1934
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Died June 14, 2001(2001-06-14) (aged 66)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1952–1968

Michael Gerald "Gerry" 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] He became a scout for the Flyers and successfully lobbied for the selection of Bobby Clarke at the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft.[2] In 243 regular season NHL games, Melnyk recorded 39 goals and 77 assists for 116 career points.


  1. ^ "Flyers History - Season Overview: 1968-69". Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Flyers History - Hall of Fame Profile - Bobby Clarke". Retrieved 2011-02-04. 

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