Josh Melnick
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Josh  Melnick
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Annandale, N.J.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 171

Position:
Forward

Juniors Team:
Youngstown/USHL

2016-17
Played in 35 games … member of the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … finished third on the team with 27 points on nine goals and 18 assists … posted seven multi-point games … went +1 or better eight times, including +2 on five occasions … dished out an assist in four-straight games from Oct. 21-Nov. 4 … netted a goal and an assist against Omaha (11/11) … assisted on two of Miami’s three goals at Cornell (12/2) … scored in four-straight games (all wins) from Dec. 10-Jan. 7 … scored in the final minute to force overtime before netting the game-winner 1:23 into the extra session of a 3-2 win over St. Cloud State (1/6) for his first-career multi-goal game … dished out two assists in a 6-3 comeback win at North Dakota (1/13) … also scored twice in a 4-3 win over Western Michigan (1/28).

2015-16 | Game-by-Game
Played in all 36 games … notched 25 points on nine goals and 16 assists, the second-highest point total on the team … posted five multi-point games … finished +1 or better eight times … scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-1 win over Ohio State (10/17) … netted the game-winning goal against Western Michigan (11/6) … scored in consecutive games against St. Cloud State (2/5-6), earning NCHC Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 8 … strung together a five-game point streak from Jan. 9-29 … put up back-to-back multi-point games in victories over Colorado College (2/26-27), dishing out a season-high two assists in the series finale.

Before Miami
Spent two seasons with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms, enjoying a tremendous 2014-15 campaign that saw him put up 62 points (eighth in the league) on 14 goals and a league-high 48 assists as an assistant captain … helped the Phantoms go a league-best 40-14-6 with a league-record 17-game winning streak in 2014-15 … also lettered three years in hockey at Delbarton High School, where he tallied 109 of his 117 career points in his junior and senior seasons and guided them to three state championships, scoring the game-winning goal in the 2012 title game … earned first-team all-state honors as a senior at Delbarton … graduated on the Headmaster’s List (high honors).

Personal
Born July 10, 1995 … son of Audrey Melnick, David Crandall and Michael Melnick … plans to major in business … hobbies include sports and card games.

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