Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations Trevor Linden announced new roles within the Hockey Operations team today. Dan Cloutier was named Director of Goaltending, Doug Jarvis named Senior Advisor and Ian Clark returns as Goaltending Coach.
“I’m excited about the changes we’ve made to our Hockey Operations staff,” said Linden. “We emphasize forward-thinking in every area of our team and when you combine the talent and experience of this group with that progressive mindset, we’re optimistic about the future.”
Dan Cloutier is responsible for goaltending staff and players at the NHL, AHL and prospect level. He will support scouting, player acquisition and work in partnership with Ian Clark to train and develop Canucks goaltenders. Cloutier joined the Canucks organization six years ago as Player Development Consultant and spent the past two seasons as Goaltending Coach. Over a 10-year playing career with Vancouver, the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles Cloutier produced a record of 139-142-33, including 15 shutouts and a 2.77 GAA.
Doug Jarvis will consult with Canucks coaching staff, management and AHL affiliate, Utica Comets as a Senior Advisor. His coaching career spans 28 years and follows a 13-year NHL playing career. A six-time Stanley Cup champion, Jarvis won four times as a player with Montreal and twice as an assistant coach with Dallas (1999) and Boston (2011). Jarvis continues to hold the NHL iron man record with 964 consecutive games played – never missing a game his entire NHL career. He recorded 403 career points (139-264-403) with Montreal, Washington and Hartford. In 1984 Jarvis won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward before receiving the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication in 1987.
Ian Clark rejoins the organization after seven seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets. A Vancouver native, Clark was a member of the Canucks coaching staff from 2002-10. He has worked on Team Canada’s coaching staff at World Junior Championships from 2003-06, winning silver in 2003 and 2004 and gold in 2005 and 2006. He also served as a consultant for the Florida Panthers in 2001.02 and Sweden’s MoDo Hockey club. In addition to coaching, Clark founded the Goaltender Development Institute and served as technical author of From the Crease between 1998-2003 and The Goalie News from 2003-08.
Manny Malhotra’s role as Assistant Coach will evolve with the announcement of Jarvis being named Special Advisor. His responsibilities will increase and continue include a special focus on the development of young players. Curtis Sanford will continue to work as Player Development Goaltending Consultant with the Utica Comets and Scott Walker will move to a full-time capacity as Director Player Development under the guidance of Ryan Johnson, Utica Comets General Manager and Sr. Director, Player Development.