Tom Mellor

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Tom Mellor
Born (1950-01-27) January 27, 1950 (age 67)
Cranston, RI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
National team  United States
NHL Draft 68th overall, 1970
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1973–1977

Thomas Robert Mellor (born January 27, 1950) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman.

Playing career[edit]

Mellor was drafted 68th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1970 NHL Amateur Draft and played 26 regular season games in the National Hockey League for Detroit between 1973 and 1975. Mellor also played in the American Hockey League for the Virginia Wings, International Hockey League for the Toledo Goaldiggers and in the Swedish Elitserien with Västra Frölunda. He won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy and the Governor's Trophy in 1977, his last season as a professional player before retiring.

As an amateur, Mellor played for the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team and represented the United States national team at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, winning a silver medal. Mellor also played in the 1971, 1972 and 1973 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1969–70 [1]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1970–71 [1]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1972–73 [1]
AHCA East All-American 1972–73 [2]


  1. ^ a b c "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Joe Cavanagh
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Bob Brown
Preceded by
Bob Brown
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Randy Roth