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Julian Melchiori (born December 6, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Binghamton Devils in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected 87th overall (3rd Round) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.

Julian Melchiori
Julian Melchiori 2016.jpg
Born (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 27)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Binghamton Devils
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 87th Overall, 2010
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

On March 16, 2012, Melchiori as a Thrashers' draft pick signed a three-year entry level contract with the relocated Winnipeg Jets.[1] Melchiori made his NHL debut on December 27, 2013, playing 8:41 of ice time with the Winnipeg Jets in a 6-4 home game win over the Minnesota Wild.[2] On July 2, 2016, he re-signed with the Jets on a two year, two-way contract.[3]

Having played the first 6 years of his professional career within the Jets organization, Melchiori left as a free agent following the 2017–18 campaign, in which he spent exclusively with affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. On July 13, 2018, Melchiori agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.[4]

As a free agent Melchiori left the Panthers after one season and signed a one-year contract to continue his career in the AHL with the Binghamton Devils, affiliate to the New Jersey Devils on July 23, 2019.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the nephew of NHL hockey player, Mike Murphy.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL 48 2 20 22 34 9 1 2 3 14
2009–10 Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL 39 7 16 23 16 20 2 9 11 10
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 1 18 19 55 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Kitchener Rangers OHL 35 2 17 19 42
2011–12 Oshawa Generals OHL 26 0 17 17 22 6 2 1 3 2
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 52 1 7 8 39
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 50 1 10 11 32
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 70 1 5 6 54
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 62 3 4 7 46
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 11 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Manitoba Moose AHL 40 2 6 8 18
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 0 2 2 8
2017–18 Manitoba Moose AHL 49 4 10 14 15 7 2 4 6 0
2018–19 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 54 6 6 12 49
NHL totals 30 0 2 2 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jets sign Julian Melchiori to entry level contract". Winnipeg Jets. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Jets defeat Wild 6-4". perhamfocus.com. December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Winnipeg Jets re-sign defenceman Julian Melchiori, Jamie Kompon named assistant coach". cbc.ca. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with Julian Melchioro on one-year contract". Florida Panthers. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Devils sign Julian Melchiori to AHL contract". Binghamton Devils. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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