The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has hired Derek Clancey as Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel.

"We are excited to add Derek to our hockey operations department," said Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving. "I feel Derek is one of the premier talent evaluators in our game. He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and will play a big role as we continue our goal of building a championship team."

Clancey, 54, arrives in Toronto after spending last season with the Vancouver Canucks as an Assistant General Manager, overseeing the Canucks pro and amateur scouting efforts.

Clancey, who worked with the Calgary Flames as a pro scout in the 2021-22 season, played a pivotal role in player personnel decisions for 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, contributing to their three Stanley Cup victories. During his time with Pittsburgh, Clancey served as a pro scout for three seasons (2007-08 to 2009-10), director of pro scouting for nine seasons (2010-11 to 2018-19), and director of player personnel for two seasons (2019-20 to 2020-21).

The St. John's, Newfoundland native also has several years of coaching experience under his belt, compiling a combined record of 260-184-52 with the ECHL's Dayton Bombers (2006-07), Reading Royals (2003-05) and Jackson Bandits (1999-00 to 2002-03). Clancey also served as an assistant coach of with the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs in 2005-06.

As a player, Clancey, skated in the ECHL for eight seasons with Winston-Salem, Erie, Toledo, Columbus and Chesapeake. He was elected to the ECHL's Hall of Fame in 2020.