Michael Gerald "Gerry" Melnyk - Born September 16, 1934 in Edmonton, Alberta – Died June 14, 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta was a Canadian ice Hockey centre and scout.
Melnyk played 2 playoff games for the 1953 Lester Patrick Cup Champion Edmonton Flyers. He had 1 assist.
- Abbott Cup Champion 1954 with Edmonton Oil Kings.
- Calder Cup Champion 1963 with Buffalo Bisons
Melnyk made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on March 27, 1956, a playoff game vs Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens in a 2-0 Toronto win.
Melnyk scored his 1st NHL goal vs Gump Worsley of the New York Rangers at 19:16 of the 2nd period at Detroit Olympia in a 4-2 Detroit win.
Melnyk would finish his playing career with the St. Louis Blues, reaching the 1968 Stanley Cup finals.
Melnyk, now a Philadelphia Flyers scout and administrative assistant, convinced Flyers GM Bud Poile to draft Bobby Clark in 1969 and later drafted Mike Ricci in 1990.