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Larry Melnyk

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: February 21, 1960 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Draft: Boston, 4th round (78th overall), 1979 NHL Entry

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1980-81 20 BOS NHL 26 0 4 4 1 -7 39 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 30 0.0
1981-82 21 BOS NHL 48 0 8 8 2 3 84 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 40 0.0
1982-83 22 BOS NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 28 0 11 11 3 12 25 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 8 0.0
1985-86 25 TOT NHL 52 3 11 14 5 10 76 3 0 0 0 10 1 0 37 8.1
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 6 2 3 5 2 8 11 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 50.0
1985-86 25 NYR NHL 46 1 8 9 3 2 65 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 33 3.0
1986-87 26 NYR NHL 73 3 12 15 5 -13 182 3 0 0 1 11 1 0 53 5.7
1987-88 27 TOT NHL 63 2 4 6 2 -19 107 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 40 5.0
1987-88 27 NYR NHL 14 0 1 1 0 -7 34 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0.0
1987-88 27 VAN NHL 49 2 3 5 2 -12 73 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 32 6.3
1988-89 28 VAN NHL 74 3 11 14 5 3 82 2 0 1 1 11 0 0 59 5.1
1989-90 29 VAN NHL 67 0 2 2 1 -27 91 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 45 0.0
3 yrs NYR NHL 133 4 21 25 8 -18 281 4 0 0 1 19 2 0 94 4.3
3 yrs BOS NHL 75 0 12 12 3 -6 123 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 72 0.0
3 yrs VAN NHL 190 5 16 21 7 -36 246 4 0 1 1 16 0 0 136 3.7
2 yrs EDM NHL 34 2 14 16 5 20 36 2 0 0 0 12 2 0 12 16.7
Career NHL 432 11 63 74 23 -40 686 10 0 1 2 59 4 0 314 3.5

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1980-81 20 BOS NHL 26 0.00 0.15 0.15 0.04 1.50 1.15 0 3 3 1 13 1 21 2 -7 -0.3 1.0 0.7
1981-82 21 BOS NHL 48 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.05 1.75 0.83 0 6 6 2 37 2 32 0 3 -0.4 2.9 2.5
1982-83 22 BOS NHL 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 28 0.00 0.39 0.39 0.11 0.89 0.29 0 9 9 2 33 3 21 3 12 0.2 1.5 1.7
1985-86 25 TOT NHL 52 0.06 0.21 0.27 0.09 1.46 0.71 3 8 11 4 56 1 63 18 10 0.1 3.3 3.4
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 6 0.33 0.50 0.83 0.31 1.83 0.67 2 2 4 2 11 0 5 2 8 0.4 0.6 0.9
1985-86 25 NYR NHL 46 0.02 0.17 0.20 0.06 1.41 0.72 1 6 7 2 45 1 58 16 2 -0.2 2.7 2.5
1986-87 26 NYR NHL 73 0.04 0.16 0.21 0.07 2.49 0.73 3 10 13 4 62 3 110 38 -13 -0.1 2.5 2.4
1987-88 27 TOT NHL 63 0.03 0.06 0.10 0.04 1.70 0.63 2 3 5 2 50 0 94 25 -19 -0.7 2.3 1.5
1987-88 27 NYR NHL 14 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 2.43 0.57 0 1 1 0 9 0 21 5 -7 -0.2 0.4 0.2
1987-88 27 VAN NHL 49 0.04 0.06 0.10 0.04 1.49 0.65 2 2 4 2 41 0 73 20 -12 -0.5 1.9 1.4
1988-89 28 VAN NHL 74 0.04 0.15 0.19 0.06 1.11 0.80 2 9 11 4 50 1 62 16 3 -0.2 4.9 4.7
1989-90 29 VAN NHL 67 0.00 0.03 0.03 0.01 1.36 0.67 0 2 2 1 37 0 84 20 -27 -1.2 2.1 0.9
3 yrs NYR NHL 133 0.03 0.16 0.19 0.06 2.11 0.71 4 17 21 7 116 4 189 59 -18 -0.6 5.6 5.0
3 yrs BOS NHL 75 0.00 0.16 0.16 0.04 1.64 0.96 0 9 9 2 50 3 55 2 -6 -0.7 3.8 3.1
3 yrs VAN NHL 190 0.03 0.08 0.11 0.04 1.29 0.72 4 13 17 6 128 1 219 56 -36 -1.9 8.9 7.0
2 yrs EDM NHL 34 0.06 0.41 0.47 0.14 1.06 0.35 2 11 13 4 44 3 26 5 20 0.6 2.0 2.6
Career NHL 432 0.03 0.15 0.17 0.05 1.59 0.73 10 50 60 19 338 11 489 122 -40 -2.7 20.4 17.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1981-82 21 BOS NHL 11 0 3 3 1 40 0 0 0 0
1982-83 22 BOS NHL 11 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
1983-84 23 EDM NHL SC 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1984-85 24 EDM NHL SC 12 1 3 4 1 10 26 1 0 0 0 15 6.7
1985-86 25 NYR NHL 16 1 2 3 1 -9 46 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
1986-87 26 NYR NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
1988-89 28 VAN NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
Career NHL 2 66 2 9 11 4 -3 127 2 0 0 0 35 5.7

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1977-78 17 Abbotsford Flyers BCJHL 39 10 9 19 100
1977-78 17 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 44 3 22 25 71
1978-79 18 New Westminster Bruins WHL 71 7 33 40 142
1978-79 18 Canada WJC-A 5 1 1 2 2
1979-80 19 New Westminster Bruins WHL 67 13 38 51 236
1979-80 19 Binghamton Dusters AHL 6 0 3 3 20
1980-81 20 Springfield Indians AHL 47 1 10 11 109
1981-82 21 Erie Blades AHL 10 0 3 3 36
1982-83 22 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 72 2 24 26 215
1983-84 23 2 Teams AHL 64 0 21 21 173
1983-84 23 Hershey Bears AHL 50 0 18 18 156
1983-84 23 Moncton Alpines AHL 14 0 3 3 17
1984-85 24 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 37 2 10 12 97
1985-86 25 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 19 2 8 10 72
Career 7 Seasons AHL 255 7 79 86 722
Career 1 Season BCJHL 39 10 9 19 100
Career 1 Season WCJHL 44 3 22 25 71
Career 2 Seasons WHL 138 20 71 91 378
Career 1 Season WJC-A 5 1 1 2 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1977-78 17 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 5 1 3 4 7
1978-79 18 New Westminster Bruins WHL 8 1 4 5 14
1980-81 20 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season M-Cup 5 1 3 4 7
Career 1 Season WHL 8 1 4 5 14

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Larry Melnyk 4.7 3.4 2.5 2.4 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.7 -0.1
Bryan Maxwell 90.0 3.9 3.2 2.6 2.5 1.8 1.5 0.9 0.5
Philippe Boucher 89.8 5.0 3.6 3.2 2.2 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.0
Peter Popovic 89.0 5.0 3.4 3.3 2.2 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.7
Ossi Vaananen 88.8 4.4 3.3 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.1
Mark Eaton 88.6 4.9 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.4
Randy Velischek 87.0 3.5 3.3 2.4 2.1 2.0 1.5 0.8 0.8 -0.1
Jack Evans 86.3 4.7 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.7 1.4 0.1 0.1
Vitaly Vishnevski 86.3 4.2 3.3 2.7 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.7
Rik Wilson 85.9 4.6 3.4 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.0
Gord Lane 84.7 5.1 3.5 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.1 1.3 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Larry Melnyk 4.7 3.4 2.5 2.4 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.7 -0.1
Bryan Maxwell 90.0 3.9 3.2 2.6 2.5 1.8 1.5 0.9 0.5
Peter Popovic 89.0 5.0 3.4 3.3 2.2 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.7
Ossi Vaananen 88.8 4.4 3.3 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.1
Vitaly Vishnevski 86.3 4.2 3.3 2.7 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.7
Rik Wilson 85.9 4.6 3.4 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.0
Grant Jennings 84.6 3.9 3.1 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.2
Ken Sutton 84.4 5.1 3.7 3.6 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0
Al Dewsbury 83.5 5.5 3.9 2.6 2.5 2.0 1.4 1.2 0.1
Douglas Murray 83.1 4.9 3.7 3.3 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
Mike Komisarek 83.1 4.8 4.4 2.6 1.9 1.6 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 6, 1984: Traded to Edmonton by Boston for John Blum, March 6, 1984.

December 20, 1985: Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Todd Strueby for Mike Rogers, December 20, 1985.

November 4, 1987: Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with Willie Huber for Michel Petit, November 4, 1987.

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