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Tom Mellor
Tom Mellor
Defenseman
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 27, 1950
Birthplace: Cranston, RI, United States
Drafted: DET / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 5th (68th overall)
Defenseman Tom Mellor came up through the collegiate hockey ranks, playing with Boston College after starring with his local high school team in 1967-68. He joined Boston College in 1968-69 and scored nine goals and 19 points in his 17-game rookie season. He had a great sophomore season, scoring 21 goals and 44 points in 26 games. In his junior year in the NCAA he had 40 points in 25 games for the Eagles. Mellor also played 18 games for the U.S. National team that season, scoring a goal and five points in international competition.

One of the highlights of Mellor's hockey career occurred in 1972 when he played for the U.S. Olympic team which brought home a silver medal from Sapporo, Japan. He also represented his country at the 1972 and 1973 World Championships.

Mellor returned to Boston College for his senior year in 1972-73, taking a year off from school during his international appearances with the U.S. National team. In 30 games he scored six goals and led the nation with 45 assists. He was also selected to the NCAA East First All-American team.

In 1973-74 Mellor joined the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the club that drafted him in the firth round, 68th overall in the 1970 amateur draft. He suited up for 25 games with the Red Wings, scoring two goals and six points. He also played in 23 games with the AHL's Virginia Wings as well as a six-game stint in the British League with the London Lions where he had seven points in six games. In 1974-75 he played in one final NHL game with the Red Wings. His career totals were; 26 games played, two goals and six assists. The remainder of the year was spent in Virginia where he had 17 goals and 52 points with the AHL's Wings.

In 1975-76 Mellor played 34 games with Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, scoring eight goals and 16 points. He also suited up for 13 games with the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL, scoring 15 points. He returned for one final year of pro hockey with the Goaldiggers in 1976-77 where he averaged a point per game over 75 games. He went out in style, winning the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy, given to the most valuable player in the IHL.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89