From the official Vancouver Canucks website today comes this tidbit of news for the news-starved Canucks masses.
Vancouver, B.C. The Vancouver Canucks announced today the addition of Dan Cloutier as Goaltending Consultant, Player Development to the organizations staff. Cloutier will participate in the Chicago Wolves training camp which opens Friday.
Cloutier joins the Canucks from the Barrie Colts, where he most recently served as goaltending consultant during the 2010-11 season. The Mont-Laurier, Quebec native was a member of the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings over the span of a 10-year playing career in the National Hockey League. Cloutier posted a record of 139-142-33, 15 shutouts and a 2.77 goals against average.
In his five seasons with the Canucks, Cloutier appeared in 208 games with a record of 109-68-23, 14 shutouts and a 2.42 goals against average. He ranks third in franchise history for best goals against average (2.42), third for shutouts (14), fourth for wins (109) and fourth for games played (208). Cloutier also appeared in 25 playoff games, posting a record of 10-13 and a 3.31 goals against average. He concluded his playing career in 2009-10 with the Rockford Icehogs of the AHL.
On the international stage, Cloutier won a gold medal at the 1995 World Junior Championship.
Cloutier was originally drafted 26th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.