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Melchiori joins Devils on AHL contract

The Binghamton Devils announced that the club has signed defenseman Julian Melchiori to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Melchiori, 27, spent the 2018-19 season with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds, where he scored a career-high six goals and added six assists for 12 points in 54 games.

A native of Richmond Hill, Ont., Melchiori has totaled 18 goals and 48 assists for 66 points in 378 career AHL contests with Springfield, Manitoba and St. John’s.

Melchiori was selected by Atlanta in the third round of the 2010 NHL Draft and has appeared in 30 career NHL games with Winnipeg, notching two assists.