Melart has obviously progressed very well over the years - from a goon to a physical two-way defenceman with decent puck skills. Is there any chance he garners interest among NHL teams? Sort of like Joonas Järvinen, their development has been very similar.
From 7th dman who mostly only tried to pick fights to EHT-defender now... not bad development at all...Finland needs these type of physical defenders. Checked just his age and only 23 years old... I hope some NHL team picks him and hopefully Melart could try in the AHL.
His fighting "skills" are little bit overhyped...IMO not very good at it if you compare to AHL-level but at least he is ready to drop gloves easily.
Can you guys tell us more about him, there's not too much info out there other than he's a good stay at home/two way defenseman that will jump into a fight to defend his team mates.
Well, that's pretty much what he is and what he does. A bottom-pair guy who isn't afraid to rough it up. Brings toughness to the defensive zone crease. Mentally tough as nails too, doesn't give an inch to anybody, be it their worst goon or most shining star. Decent slapper... when he uses it.
A solid depth signing, as long as you don't expect anything fancy from him.