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Mel Angelstad
Melangelstad
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
Born October 31 1971 (1971-10-31) (age 45),
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Pro Career 1992 – 2006


"Mad" Mel Angelstad (born October 31, 1971 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey player. He played two games in the NHL, both coming in the 2003–04 NHL Season with the Washington Capitals during which he became the first player to wear #69 in a regular season game. Throughout his career he was known as a feared enforcer, earning his nickname The Mangler. The nickname, however did not come from Mel's fighting, it came from his locker tag, M.Angelstad.

For Angelstad, the road to the NHL was a long one. He played five Colonial Hockey League seasons in Thunder Bay before becoming an IHL regular and then AHL regular.

While in Thunder Bay he played for both the Thunder Bay Senators and the Thunder Cats, wearing number 27, and spawning several bootlegged video collections of his fights. It was a rare night when Mad Mel wasn't the last man standing, but his ice presence was also dangerous for his forward passes and set-up skills. While he could never be accused of being a sniper, he was versatile enough the not be a liability on the ice like most goons.

During the 2003–04 NHL season Angelstad appeared in two games with the Washington Capitals, registering a total of zero points and two penalty minutes.

Midway into the 2007 AIHL season, Angelstad signed with the Adelaide Avalanche. Previously Angelstad has played for the Manitoba Moose the Portland Pirates and the Motor City Mechanics.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 62 6 11 17 473 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 Dauphin Kings MJHL 44 8 29 37 296
1992-93 Nashville Knights ECHL 1 0 0 0 14 -- -- -- -- --
Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks CoHL 45 2 5 7 256 5 0 0 0 10
1993-94 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 1 0 0 0 5 -- -- -- -- --
Thunder Bay Senators CoHL 58 1 20 21 374 9 1 2 3 65
1994-95 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 3 0 0 0 16 -- -- -- -- --
Thunder Bay Senators CoHL 46 0 8 8 317 7 0 3 3 62
1995-96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 5 0 0 0 43 -- -- -- -- --
Thunder Bay Senators CoHL 51 3 3 6 335 16 0 6 6 94
1996-97 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats CoHL 66 10 21 31 422 7 0 1 1 21
1997-98 Fort Worth Brahmas WPHL 19 1 6 7 102 -- -- -- -- --
Las Vegas Thunder IHL 3 0 0 0 5 -- -- -- -- --
Orlando Solar Bears IHL 63 1 3 4 321 8 0 0 0 29
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 78 3 5 8 421 5 1 0 1 16
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 33 3 4 7 144 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Manitoba Moose IHL 67 1 5 6 232 8 0 0 0 26
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 53 1 7 8 212 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 57 5 2 7 139 3 0 0 0 6
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
Portland Pirates AHL 53 0 1 1 118 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Belfast Giants EIHL 57 4 10 14 293 8 0 1 1 42
2005-06 Newcastle Vipers EIHL 7 0 1 1 37 -- -- -- -- --
Motor City Mechanics UHL 45 3 4 7 142 2 1 0 1 0
2006-07 Adelaide Avalanche AIHL 7 2 5 7 51 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --

Career MovesEdit

  • Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 29, 1998.
  • Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), July 30, 2003.
  • Signed as a free agent by Washington, April 3, 2004.
  • Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 12, 2004.

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