Roland Melanson enters his fifth season with the Canucks organization after being named Goaltending Coach on June 22, 2010. Melanson joined the Canucks after working as an Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 1997 to 2009. 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 New Brunswick-born goaltender to play in the NHL, Melanson logged 12 seasons in the League with the New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, 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 an NHL Second All-Star Team selection both in the 1982.83 season. Melanson posted a career record of 129-106-33 and six shutouts in the NHL.