Mel Angelstad

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Mel Angelstad
Born (1971-10-31) October 31, 1971 (age 45)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Washington Capitals
PEI Senators
Portland Pirates
Las Vegas Thunder
Orlando Solar Bears
Michigan K-Wings
Manitoba Moose
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1992–2006

Melvin "Mangler " Angelstad (born October 31, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played two games in the National Hockey League with the Washington Capitals during the 2003–04 NHL season to become the first player to wear #69 in a regular season game.[1]

For Angelstad, the road to the NHL was a long one.[2] He played five Colonial Hockey League seasons in Thunder Bay before becoming an IHL regular and then AHL regular.

While in Thunder Bay he played for the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks (later the Senators and Thunder Cats), wearing number 27, and spawning several bootlegged video collections of his fights.

During the 2003–04 NHL season Angelstad appeared in two games with the Washington Capitals, registering a total of zero points and two penalty minutes.[3] Angelstad has the distinction of being the first player in NHL history to wear sweater #69 in a regular season game.


  1. ^ "Only NHL Player to wear 69". Society for International Hockey Research. Retrieved 2006-12-20. 
  2. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 168. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 
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