First ex-assistant coach Jay Woodcroft, and now former player Ryane Clowe – it seems like the recipe for success when it comes to earning a position in management is to come from the San Jose Sharks’ organization.
While it has yet to be publicly confirmed, all signs are pointing towards Ryane Clowe being named to the New York Rangers’ management team, reportedly within the Hockey Operations department as an advisor.
Not sure if this is public knowledge but it looks like Ryane Clowe has joined NYR hockey ops. He was previously an assistant coach for the Devils and course played for the Rangers in 2013.
— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) February 16, 2022
Clowe’s ten-year NHL career began with the San Jose Sharks when he was drafted in the sixth round, at 175th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He spent eight years with the franchise, beginning in the 2005-06 season and ending partway through the 2012-13 season when he was traded to the New York Rangers.
The fan favorite played 423 games for the Sharks, for a total of 101 goals, 170 assists and 271 points. From the Rangers, Clowe then joined the New Jersey Devils to finish out his NHL career for two seasons.
After his playing career ended, Clowe turned his attentions and talents towards coaching. In 2016, Clowe was named as an assistant coach for the Devils, where he spent two seasons before taking on the head coaching position of the Newfoundland Growlers, a then-expansion team in the ECHL in 2018.
As a Newfoundland native, Clowe was the perfect person to have on the job for the Growlers’ inaugural season, however, his coaching career with the team was cut short due to ongoing health issues stemming from his concussion history later that same season in January of 2019.
We caught up with Clowe’s good friend, Torrey Mitchell, a year ago, and he provided a positive Clowe health update:
It’s great to hear that he’s doing well enough to get back into the game.
Clowe’s position with the New York Rangers will be his first return to professional hockey in a coaching and/or management position since he stepped away.
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