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Dylan DeMelo (born May 1, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). DeMelo was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round (179th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Dylan DeMelo
Dylan DeMelo.jpg
Born (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 26)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 179th overall, 2011
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

DeMelo played four seasons (2009–13) of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), scoring 25 goals and 100 assists for 125 points, while earning 220 penalty minutes in 218 OHL games played.

He was nominated for the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award and Bobby Smith Trophy at the end of the 2010–11 season[1] before being drafted 179th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

On April 20, 2012, DeMelo was signed by the Sharks to an entry-level contract.[3] He made his NHL debut for the Sharks on October 17, 2015 in a game against the New York Islanders.[4] He scored his first NHL goal as a Shark on January 26, 2016 in a 6–1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.[5]

After completing his second full season with San Jose in the 2017–18 campaign, DeMelo as an impending restricted free agent, was initially not tendered a qualifying offer by the Sharks on June 25, 2018.[6] Despite being exposed to free agency, DeMelo opted to re-sign with the Sharks to a two-year contract on July 7, 2018.[7]

He was traded to the Ottawa Senators on September 13, 2018, along with Rudolfs Balcers, Chris Tierney, Josh Norris and a conditional 2019 and 2020 draft pick, in exchange for their captain Erik Karlsson.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Mississauga Chargers OJHL 36 9 20 29 24
2009–10 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 20 0 1 1 12
2010–11 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 3 24 27 70 20 1 4 5 15
2011–12 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 7 40 47 70 6 1 1 2 13
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 64 15 35 50 68 6 1 3 4 6
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 10 0 4 4 6
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 68 2 22 24 51
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 5 17 22 32 4 1 2 3 6
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 15 0 6 6 2
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 45 2 2 4 14
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 1 7 8 14
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 63 0 20 20 34 10 0 1 1 4
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 4 18 22 32
NHL totals 210 7 47 54 94 10 0 1 1 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OHL Announces Academic Player of the Year Award Winners". ontariohockeyleague.com. April 14, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "101 CHL Players Selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft". ontariohockeyleague.com. June 25, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Sharks sign defenseman Dylan Demelo". San Jose Sharks. April 20, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Kurz, Kevin (May 19, 2015). "Sharks notes: Depth tested headed into Rangers game". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Sundstrom, Jake (January 26, 2016). "Dylan Demelo scores first NHL goal". SB Nation. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sharks decline qualifying offer to DeMelo". ESPN. June 25, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sharks re-sign defenseman Dylan DeMelo". San Jose Sharks. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sharks Acquire Two-Time Norris Trophy-Winning Erik Karlsson from Senators". September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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