Mellanby joins Habs' front office

QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 8:07 PM ET

Less than a week after leaving the St. Louis Blues, Scott Mellanby was hired by the Montreal Canadiens.

Mellanby, an assistant coach with the Blues the last two seasons, was named the Canadiens' director of player personnel Monday. The 45-year-old left St. Louis because he wanted to return to a front-office position, rather than remain a coach.

"We are extremely happy to have Scott Mellanby joining the Canadiens organization," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. "Scott has an impressive background and a commanding knowledge of the league, having played for 21 seasons in the NHL before holding various management positions over the last four years

"Scott is known for his character and his leadership, which made him a great team captain during six seasons with the Florida Panthers and the Atlanta Thrashers. He has extensive knowledge of the game, is well respected in the hockey circles and will become an important asset for our organization."

Mellanby retired as a player in 2007 then joined the Vancouver Canucks organization, working as special advisor to general manager Mike Gillis (2008-09) and as a professional scout (2009-10).

 


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