HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a Homegrown contract for 2018, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021 on April 2, 2018.
Melvin is a young goalkeeper who has experience in college and USL and will look to provide depth for the Whitecaps in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Melvin has made one appearance for Canada's senior men's national team, suiting up in their 4-2 friendly win over Bermuda in January 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Melvin joined the 'Caps USL affiliate Fresno FC prior to the 2018 USL season, before signing an MLS contract in April. In 2016 and 2017, the Victoria, BC native featured for Whitecaps FC 2 in USL, making 21 starts and appearances, and recording 80 saves, four clean sheets, and a 1.76 goals-against average.
COLLEGE: Melvin played three years for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 2013 through 2015, starting 43 of his 45 appearances for the Seahawks, and recording 122 saves, 11 clean sheets, and a 1.25 goals-against average.