{{Infobox Ice Hockey Player | former_teams = | position = Right Wing | shoots = Right | height_ft = 6 | height_in = 02 | weight_lb = 189 | nationality = Flag of Canada Canadian | birth_date = June 11,1966 | birth_place = [[Saint John, New Brunswick

| death_date = January 4,1985 | draft = 41st overall | draft_year = 1984 | draft_team = New York Islanders | career_start = 1983 | career_end = 1985 }} Bruce Melanson (June 11, 1966 - January 4, 1985) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger that was drafted by the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League (NHL), however he did not play for the team.

Death[edit | edit source]

On January 4, 1985, Melanson collapsed and died from a heart ailment known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome which resulted in him having a rapid heartbeat because of electrical impulses in the heart taking extra pathways.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983-84 Oshawa Generals OHA 60 8 9 17 78 7 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Oshawa Generals OHA 32 3 10 13 77

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