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Syracuse Crunch Sign Defenseman T.J. Melancon to PTO

December 3, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch have signed defenseman T.J. Melancon to a professional tryout contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced today.

Melancon, 23, has skated in 20 games with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL this season recording four goals and 14 assists. Last season, he tallied 31 points (10g, 21a) in 60 contests with the Norfolk Admirals.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound blueliner has appeared in 138 career ECHL games with the Beast and Admirals tallying 92 total points (29g, 63a). The Oshawa, Ontario native has also skated in nine career AHL contests with the Crunch, Tucson Roadrunners and Belleville Senators.

Single game tickets and packages for the 2019-20 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the War Memorial Arena at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch) using #SyrCrunch.

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