Position: DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL
A native of Montreal, Scott Mellanby was named director of player personnel on May 28, 2012. He had a successful 21-year NHL career suiting up for 1,431 games, ranking him 23rd on the all-time list for most games played. He recorded 840 points (364 goals and 476 assists) and served 2,479 penalty minutes, which also places him 23rd on the NHL all-time list.
Upon retirement in 2007, he joined the Canucks as a pro scout. On June 1, 2010, he returned to St. Louis where he worked as an assistant coach for two seasons. As a player, he was signed as UFA by the Thrashers in July 2004, Mellanby played two seasons in Atlanta and was the team captain the only time the Thrashers earned a playoff berth. He also played with St. Louis from 2001 to 2004 after being acquired from Florida. He reached the playoffs in each of his four seasons in St. Louis, making it to the Western Conference Final in 2001. Mellanby spent seven seasons with the Panthers, including his last four as team captain, recording 157 goals and a total of 354 points. In 1996, he led his team to the Cup Final against Colorado. He also played in Edmonton from 1991 to 1993 suiting up for 149 games and recording 82 points. Mellanby accomplished a rare feat by playing in the Cup or conference finals with four different franchises, including a decisive game 7 with the Flyers versus the Cup winning Oilers. Drafted in the second round, 27th overall, by Philly in 1984, he made the team in 1986 and spent five seasons in Philadelphia, registering 227 points in 353 games while serving 694 penalty minutes.
Scott Mellanby, 46, played junior hockey in the Toronto area before moving on to the Wisconsin University Badgers (WCHA) in 1984-1985. He helped Canada to win a silver medal at the 1986 WJHC, notching nine points (five goals, four assists) in seven games.