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Gerry Melnyk
Gerry Melnyk
Center
Number: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 16, 1934
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Center Gerry Melnyk was a clever playmaker who spent nearly 300 games in the NHL during the 1950s and '60s. He was also a proficient scorer in junior and the minors.

The Edmonton native scored 95 goals in three seasons with the hometown Oil Kings of the WCJHL. He remained at home during most of his first five pro seasons as a member of the WHL's Flyers. During the 1956 playoffs, he dressed for six games while helping the Detroit Red Wings reach the finals.

The crafty pivot joined Detroit on a regular basis in 1959-60 when he formed an efficient line with Billy McNeill and Val Fonteyne. The next season he helped the club reach the Stanley Cup finals where they lost to the Chicago Black Hawks. A few weeks later, Melnyk was sent to the Hawks for their captain Eddie Litzenberger. He played 63 games for the team in 1961-62 but was spent most of the next five years in the minors. Melnyk's only action with the Hawks during this time was when he played six matches during the club's run to the final in 1965.

Melnyk scored 71 points for the CHL's St. Louis Braves in 1966-67 and was named to the league's second all-star team. The St. Louis Blues selected the veteran centre in the 1967 expansion draft and used him in 73 games during their inaugural season. Melnyk retired in 1968 after scoring 50 points for the Blues and helping them reach the Stanley Cup finals.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89