(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues and general manager Doug Armstrong announced on Wednesday that assistant coach Scott Mellanby will be leaving his position to pursue other career opportunities.
“We thank Scott for his hard work and dedication in our organization over the past two seasons,” said Armstrong. “He is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
Mellanby has been with the team since June 1, 2010 when he re-joined the team, filling the position of assistant coach.
Mellanby spent 21 seasons in the National Hockey League and accumulated 840 points (364 goals, 476 assists) in 1,431 NHL regular-season games. Mellanby split his career between five teams: Philadelphia, Edmonton, Florida, St. Louis, and Atlanta. As a Blue, Mellanby participated in 235 games, accumulating 137 points (62 goals, 75 assists). He reached the postseason in each of his four seasons in St. Louis, registering 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 35 postseason games.
Mellanby retired on April 24, 2007 as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. He took a job as a pro scout for the Vancouver Canucks before re-joining the Blues as an assistant coach.
"I would like to thank the Blues organization for giving me the opportunity to coach in the National Hockey League," said Mellanby. "After two years of coaching I realize my passion is in the hockey operations department which I would like to pursue. I have enjoyed my time here as a player and as a coach and wish nothing but the best for the Blues and their fans."
Mellanby, 45, has been a part of the Blues’ 87-55-22 record (196 points) in his two year tenure as assistant coach, including the second best record in club history and a trip to the Conference semi-finals in the 2011-12 season.