Roland Melanson was named Goaltending Coach on June 22, 2010. Melanson joins the Canucks after working as an Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 1997-2009. As part of his role with Montreal Melanson he oversaw the development of all goaltenders in the organization. Prior to this tenure with the Canadiens, Melanson was an Assistant Coach and Goaltending Coach for the QMJHL Moncton Wildcats from 1995 to 1997, following a two-year association with the St. John Flames of the American Hockey League as goaltending consultant (1993 to 1995).
The first goaltender born in New Brunswick to play in the NHL, Melanson played 12 seasons in the League with the New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens. Melanson’s impressive career is highlighted by three Stanley Cup championships (1981, 1982 and 1983), the William M. Jennings Trophy and a NHL Second All-Star Team selection both in the 1982-83 seasons. Melanson posted a career record of 129-106-33 and six shutouts in the NHL.