Oct. 11, 2017
The Gulls have assigned defenseman James Melindy to the Utah Grizzlies, San Diego’s primary affiliate in the ECHL.
Melindy, 23 (12/11/93), has appeared in 52 career AHL games with San Diego (2017) and Portland (2012-15), registering 2-1=3 points with 67 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-3, 203-pound defenseman split last season with San Diego and the Wichita Thunder (ECHL). He spent the majority of the season with Wichita, collecting 3-14=17 points with 229 PIM in 68 games.
The Goulds, Newfoundland native appeared in three contests with the Gulls in 2016-17, collecting one assist (0-1=1) and 27 PIM after signing a Professional Tryout on April 7. Originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (88th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Melindy has recorded 11-38=49 points and 421 PIM in 183 career ECHL contests with Wichita (2016-17), Wheeling and Rapid City (2015-16), and Gwinnett (2014-15).