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Born November 19, 1973 (1973-11-19) (age 36),
Antigonish, NS, CAN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Buffalo Sabres
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 80th overall, 1992
Buffalo Sabres
Career 1993 – present

Dean Melanson (born November 19, 1973, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a former National Hockey League defenceman.

Playing career

He was drafted in the fourth round, 80th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

Melanson appeared in only nine games in the NHL: five with the Sabres in the 1994–95 season and four with the Washington Capitals in the 2001–02 season. The majority of his professional career has been spent in the American Hockey League, where he won the Calder Cup in 1996 with the Rochester Americans. He also has suited up for teams in the International Hockey League, Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey and the United Hockey League. He also had a spell in Italy for the Milano Vipers. In August, 2007, Melanson signed with British Elite Ice Hockey League team the Basingstoke Bison.

In his brief NHL career, Melanson went scoreless and recorded eight penalty minutes.

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