Cory Clouston
Cory Clouston, 40, enters his second season as head coach of the Senators after being promoted to the position on Feb. 2, 2009.
Clouston completed his first professional season with Binghamton in 2007-08 and was in the midst of his second when he was promoted to Ottawa. He holds a 59-48-12-8 all-time record in the American Hockey League. Prior to joining the Senators organization, Clouston spent five seasons as head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Kooteney Ice, where he also worked as an assistant from 1999-2000 to 2001-02. A native of Viking, Alta., Clouston had a career regular-season record of 209 wins, 110 losses, 24 overtime losses and 15 shootout defeats with Kooteney. The Ice made the playoffs in each of his seasons behind the bench, advancing as far as the conference final in 2004-05. Clouston was named both the WHL and Canadian Hockey League coach of the year for the 2004-05 season, notching 47 wins, 15 losses - seven in overtime and another three by shootout - for a 104-point season. Clouston was also named WHL coach of the year in 2006-07.
Clouston served as general manager and head coach of the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to coaching the Ice. During his tenure in Grande Prairie, his team compiled a .627 winning percentage (143-82-15) and he was named AJHL coach of the year in 1995-96. Clouston was also an assistant coach with the Powell River Paper Kings of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League in 1994-95. In addition to his junior hockey experience, Clouston has participated in Hockey Canada’s national team program, serving as assistant coach for the national under-18 2005 Junior World Cup gold medalists and head coach for the 2006 team that also took home gold. Clouston holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from the University of Alberta, where he played four years with the Golden Bears. While playing at the University of Alberta during the 1991-92 season, the Golden Bears won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey championship.