Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations and Interim General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today that Derek Clancey has been named Assistant General Manager.
"We are building a front office with people with a variety of backgrounds," said Rutherford. "Derek has excellent experience and has played an important role on three Stanley Cup winning teams. He will be a key member of our leadership team as we create a progressive, collaborative hockey operations group that can support our team and players at all levels."
Derek Clancey, 52, joins the Canucks after working most of his NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins between 2007 and 2021. As Assistant GM, Clancey will work closely with Rutherford and will oversee the Canucks professional and amateur scouting staffs.
Clancey served as Pittsburgh's Director, Player Personnel between 2019 and February 2021. He was also the team's director of professional scouting for nine years and a pro scout for three seasons. Most recently, Clancey was a pro scout for the Calgary Flames.
Clancey has also spent time coaching during his career, collecting an overall head coaching record of 260-184-52 with the Dayton Bombers (2006-07), Reading Royals (2003-05) and Jackson Bandits (1999-2003) of the East Coast Hockey League. Clancey, who played eight professional seasons before his coaching career, also served as an assistant coach of the Manchester Monarchs (2005-06) of the American Hockey League, the top minor-league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. The St. John's, Newfoundland native was elected to the ECHL's Hall of Fame in 2020.