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Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today the addition of Dan Cloutier as Goaltending Consultant, Player Development to the organization’s staff. Cloutier will participate in the Chicago Wolves training camp which opens tomorrow.
Cloutier joins the Canucks from the Barries 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.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Veteran goaltender Dan Cloutier, out of hockey last season, will attend the Detroit Red Wings’ training camp (Sept. 13-15) on a tryout.
Cloutier, 33, who contacted the club and asked for the tryout, hasn’t played since appearing in nine games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. He has been bothered by a series of ailments, including a season-ending hip injury midway through 2006-07.
“I’m just trying to get healthy now. It’s been a tough two or three years, with injuries and two hip surgeries. But I’m focused that I’ll be back sooner or later.
“I truly believe I can still play hockey somewhere, whether it’s in North America or maybe in Europe.”
-Goaltender Dan Cloutier. More on Dan about his Soo Greyhound days from Ben Leeson of the Sault Star.
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Dan Cloutier may not be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Cloutier was expected to be bought out over the weekend after being put on waivers but, according to CKNW radio in Vancouver, there are questions regarding a team’s ability to buy out a player with an injury.
It appears as though the NHL buyout season has begun, meaning two underachieving goaltenders will be looking for new homes.
Goaltenders Ray Emery and Dan Cloutier have been put on waivers, the first step that must be taken to buy them out.
TSN has learned that the Los Angeles Kings have placed goaltender Dan Cloutier on waivers Friday.
added 3:41pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Don’t read too much into the Los Angeles Kings’ decision put goaltender Dan Cloutier on waivers today, other than he’ll almost certainly start the season in the minors this season. Considering the NHL’s goalie glut (and the two years left on Cloutier’s contract at $3.1 million per season), there is virtually no chance that anyone would put in a claim for his rights at that price, at this time of year.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
“There’s nothing I can do,” said Cloutier, of the catcalls that have punctuated most of his stay with the Kings. “I can’t control what they do. I can’t start to worry about what people are yelling or thinking of my play or what I’m doing. At the end of it, it’s going to make me better when I work my way out of it. I’ve been in that situation before, my first couple of years in Vancouver, and then I had a couple of successful seasons and it went away, so …
“In order to get it away, you need to put up some numbers and get some wins.”
more on the Kings…
from the Press Telegram,
Entering training camp, he said he is feeling close to 100-percent physically but will need time to get back the reaction time and instincts that made him so good in Vancouver.
“Health-wise, I’m there,” Cloutier said. “It’s everything else.
It’s getting out there and playing, the speed of the game with traffic. Those are the things you lose. You don’t necessarily lose guys coming down the wing and shooting. You lose all the little things, tips and battling around the crease.”
Cloutier enters training camp in a battle with Jason LaBarbera and newcomer Jean-Sebastien Aubin for time at goalie. He wants to be the starter in the regular-season opener, though he admits it could be a while before he returns to his top form.