New Arrival: Rollie Melanson

I made the decision that I would go ahead and allow non-Devils pucks as I try to complete my collection. If Devils puck versions pop up later, I will swap them out. This is the first one.

Rollie played for the Devils once. Literally once, during the 1990-91 season. He spent the previous year in the AHL with Utica Devils and was called up for just one game, coming in in relief for Sean Burke on February 27, 1991. Sean had given up 5 goals on just 11 shots to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rollie played the third period, allowed two more on 7 shots.

Rollie would later be traded along with Kirk Muller in exchange for Stephane Richer and Tom Chorske.

He played for various other teams, and the least offensive option for a signed puck was the Minnesota North Stars (better than owning an Islanders puck!).

Rollie also had a second stint with the Devils, this time as a goalie coach from 2017 to 2020, after replacing another former Devils goalie, Chris Terreri.

20 minutes of play as a Devil, that makes him a player I needed in my collection. Happy to have it.

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