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HOW HE GOT HERE: Assigned by the Hartford Wolf Pack
CONTRACT STATUS: Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Melanson signed an ATO with the Hartford Wolf Pack in March of 2018 and agreed to a contract later that July. Assigned to the Mariners to begin the 2018-19 season, Melanson came out of the gate hot with four goals and nine assists in his first 14 games. He’s finish fifth on the team in scoring. His first professional goal game on October 21st, 2018 against the Newfoundland Growlers in the Mariners’ first franchise win. Starting his college career at RPI, Melanson played his last season of NCAA hockey at Boston University in 2017-18 and then signed with the Wolf Pack. He earned two late season call-ups to Hartford, and registered one goal in ten games.