Julian Melchiori (born December 6, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 87th overall (3rd Round) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.
December 6, 1991|
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
87th Overall, 2010|
On March 16, 2012, Melchiori as a Thrashers' draft pick signed a three-year entry level contract with the relocated Winnipeg Jets. 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. On July 2, 2016, he re-signed with the Jets on a two year, two-way contract.
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.
He is the nephew of NHL hockey player, Mike Murphy.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||70||1||5||6||54||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Jets sign Julian Melchiori to entry level contract". Winnipeg Jets. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "Jets defeat Wild 6-4". perhamfocus.com. December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- "Winnipeg Jets re-sign defenceman Julian Melchiori, Jamie Kompon named assistant coach". cbc.ca. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "Panthers agree to terms with Julian Melchioro on one-year contract". Florida Panthers. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.