Scott Mellanby has been hired by the Habs as director of player personnel, and as I have no idea if this will prove to be a good move or not, all I can say is this former player played 21 years in the NHL, with Philadelphia, Edmonton, Florida, Toronto, St. Louis, and Atlanta, and during his time in Florida, he murdered a rat with his stick which led to plastic rats being thrown on the Panthers’ ice.
Mellanby, born in Montreal, is also the son of former Hockey Night in Canada producer Ralph Mellanby, who was one of Don Cherry’s biggest boosters.
All in all, Scott Mellanby has hockey running through his veins, and hopefully he’ll add great value to the complex rebuilding puzzle in Montreal. For me, at this stage of the game, any change is a good change.
As director of player personnel, what’s he going to suggest to Marc Bergevin about Scott Gomez, and which young buck is he hoping to land in the upcoming June draft?