Dylan DeMelo
Born (1993-05-01)May 1, 1993,
London, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Winnipeg Jets
San Jose Sharks
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 179th overall, 2011
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2012–present

Dylan DeMelo (born May 1, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). DeMelo was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round (179th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior[edit | edit source]

DeMelo played four seasons (2009–13) of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and Mississauga Steelheads, recording 25 goals and 125 points in 218 games.

DeMelo was Mississauga's nominee for both the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award and Bobby Smith Trophy for the 2010–11 season. Both trophies recognize academic excellence.[1]

Professional[edit | edit source]

San Jose Sharks[edit | edit source]

DeMelo was selected 179th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks[2] and he signed an entry-level contract with the organization on April 20, 2012.[3] He made his NHL debut with San Jose on October 17, 2015, in a game against the New York Islanders.[4] DeMelo scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Roman Will on January 26, 2016, in a 6–1 San Jose victory over the Colorado Avalanche.[5]

After completing his second full season with San Jose in 2017–18, DeMelo was an impending restricted free agent and was initially not tendered a qualifying offer by the Sharks.[6] Despite the limited opportunity to explore free agency, DeMelo ultimately re-signed with the Sharks for two more years on July 7, 2018.[7]

Ottawa Senators[edit | edit source]

DeMelo was involved in a blockbuster trade on September 13, 2018,[8] as he was dealt by San Jose to the Ottawa Senators as part of a package including Rudolfs Balcers, Chris Tierney, Josh Norris, a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick, in exchange for Ottawa's captain and two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson.[9]

In his first season in Ottawa, DeMelo recorded 22 points in 77 games and was paired with the franchise's top defensive prospect Thomas Chabot. "I've been very pleased", he said of his debut season with the Senators, noting that the Ottawa coaching staff trusted him to play a top-four role, an opportunity he had never received in San Jose.[8]

Winnipeg Jets[edit | edit source]

On February 18, 2020, DeMelo was traded by the Senators to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick. At the time of the trade, he had recorded 10 points in 49 games.[10]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Mississauga Chargers OJHL 36 9 20 29 24
2009–10 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 20 0 1 1 12
2010–11 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 3 24 27 70 20 1 4 5 15
2011–12 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 7 40 47 70 6 1 1 2 13
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 64 15 35 50 68 6 1 3 4 6
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 10 0 4 4 6
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 68 2 22 24 51
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 5 17 22 32 4 1 2 3 6
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 15 0 6 6 2
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 45 2 2 4 14
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 1 7 8 14
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 63 0 20 20 34 10 0 1 1 4
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 4 18 22 32
2019–20 Ottawa Senators NHL 49 0 10 10 31
2019–20 Winnipeg Jets NHL 10 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 269 7 57 64 131 14 0 1 1 6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. OHL Announces Academic Player of the Year Award Winners (April 14, 2011). Retrieved on December 2, 2018.
  2. 101 CHL Players Selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (June 25, 2011). Retrieved on December 2, 2018.
  3. Sharks sign defenseman Dylan Demelo. San Jose Sharks (April 20, 2012). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  4. Kurz, Kevin (May 19, 2015). Sharks notes: Depth tested headed into Rangers game. CSN Bay Area. Retrieved on October 24, 2015.
  5. DeMelo scores first career goal (January 28, 2016). Retrieved on July 14, 2020.
  6. Sharks decline qualifying offer to DeMelo. ESPN (June 25, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
  7. Sharks re-sign defenseman Dylan DeMelo. San Jose Sharks (July 7, 2018). Retrieved on July 7, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Dylan DeMelo and the Ottawa Senators are a perfect fit", Montreal Gazette, December 25, 2018. Retrieved on July 14, 2020. 
  9. Sharks Acquire Two-Time Norris Trophy-Winning Erik Karlsson from Senators. National Hockey League (September 13, 2018). Retrieved on July 14, 2020.
  10. Jets acquire defenceman Dylan DeMelo from the Ottawa Senators. National Hockey League.

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