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{{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.

DeathEdit

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 statisticsEdit

    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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