Thrashers bring back Mellanby for 2006-07 season
The 40-year-old Mellanby was selected team captain last year.
"Scott is a tremendous leader who will continue to play an important role on our club next season," general manager Don Waddell said.
"Over the course of his career, including his time in Atlanta, he has proven himself as a high-character individual who knows what it takes to be successful on and off the ice. His dedication and talent will contribute to helping us reach the playoffs."
Mellanby ranked eighth on the team with 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) in 71 games last season, his 20th in the NHL.
Mellanby, a native of Montreal, has 804 career points (352 goals, 452 assists) with Philadelphia, Edmonton, Florida, St. Louis and Atlanta.
He served as Florida's team captain from 1997-2001 and remains Florida's all-time leader with 157 goals, 66 power-play tallies and 354 points.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press