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Ryane Clowe named assistant coach

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ—The New Jersey Devils today named Ryane Clowe as an assistant coach. Clowe will join Assistant Coaches Geoff Ward, Alain Nasreddine and Goaltending Coach Chris Terreri on John Hynes’ staff.

“We are looking forward to Ryane joining our staff,” said Hynes. “His character, expertise as a player, knowledge of the game and passion to coach will be a benefit for our players and the Devils’ organization.”

Clowe, 33, was signed by the Devils on July 5, 2013. He played in 56 games over two seasons with the Devils (2013-14 & 2014-15), scoring eight goals and 22 assists for 30 points, while accumulating 37 penalty minutes. He spent the 2015-16 season working closely with the coaching and hockey operations staffs in a variety of roles.

Prior to signing in New Jersey, the former left wing split 2012-13 between San Jose and the New York Rangers. He appeared in 40 games overall, recording three goals and 16 assists for 19 points and 93 penalty minutes. Clowe was traded to the Rangers on April 2, 2013, after spending nine-plus seasons with the Sharks’ organization. He has career totals of 112 goals and 197 assists for 309 points and 618 penalty minutes in 491 career regular-season NHL contests, while also seeing action in 70 playoff games (18g-28a- 46pts & 97 PIM). In 2010-11, he notched career highs with 24 goals, 38 assists (also 2009-10) and 62 points.

Born September 30, 1982, the native of St. John’s, Nfld. began his professional career in 2003-04 with Cleveland (AHL). He was San Jose’s fifth choice (6th round), and 175th overall selection in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons of junior hockey with Rimouski and Montreal (QMJHL).

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