GULLS ASSIGN DEFENSEMAN JAMES MELINDY TO UTAH

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GULLS ASSIGN DEFENSEMAN JAMES MELINDY TO UTAH

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).

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