Role Ice hockey player
Career end 2006
Name Mel Angelstad
Career start 1992
|Playing career |
Weight 95 kg
NHL Draft undrafted
Height 1.91 m
|Born October 31, 1971 (age 44)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN (1971-10-31) |
Played for National Hockey League, Washington Capitals
mad mel angelstad s nhl introduction
Melvin "Mangler " Angelstad (born October 31, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played two games in the National Hockey League with the Washington Capitals during the 2003–04 NHL season to become the first player to wear #69 in a regular season game.
For Angelstad, the road to the NHL was a long one. He played five Colonial Hockey League seasons in Thunder Bay before becoming an IHL regular and then AHL regular.
While in Thunder Bay he played for the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks (later the Senators and Thunder Cats), wearing number 27, and spawning several bootlegged video collections of his fights.
During the 2003–04 NHL season Angelstad appeared in two games with the Washington Capitals, registering a total of zero points and two penalty minutes. Angelstad has the distinction of being the first player in NHL history to wear sweater #69 in a regular season game.