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Happy Birthday, Ed Westfall

  Today is September 19th, which makes it a milestone birthday for the Isles' first captain.   Happy 80th birthday to Islander Hall of F...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ex- #Isles goalie Melanson honored (or honoured) in #Moncton

As of Saturday, you'll be able to find Rollie the Goalie on the Moncton (NB) Sports Wall of Fame

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/sports/article/1450665

It was Melanson's emergence that allowed the Isles to trade popular netminder Chico Resch (along with Steve Tambellini) to Colorado at the 1981 trade deadline in exchange for puck-moving defensemen Mike McEwen.  The former Ranger would go on to win three Stanley Cups for the Isles.
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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