Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sylvain Cloutier
Born in Mont Laurier, Quebec on February 13th, 1974, Sylvain Cloutier spent a few games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1998-99 season. After three junior seasons with the Guelph Storm, Cloutier who was a 3rd draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings, joined their farm club in Adirondack. For the bulk of the next five seasons Cloutier laboured in the American Hockey League, unable to earn a promotion to the big club in Detroit. Out of options in the Red Wing organization, Cloutier signed with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent in August of 1998.

With the 'Hawks, Cloutier got his NHL opportunity, suiting up for seven games without registering a point. Cloutier changed addresses again at seasons end when he was claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers in the Expansion Draft.

Cloutier did not crack the Thrashers roster during training camp and was assigned to the International Hockey League. A month into his season, the Thrashers traded Cloutier to the New Jersey Devils, but again, Cloutier was unable to crack the NHL roster. Cloutier reported to their AHL club in Albany, where he would spend the next few seasons.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Legion NOHA 34 51 40 91 92
1991-92 Guelph Storm OHL 62 35 31 66 74
1992-93 Guelph Storm OHL 44 26 29 55 78 5 0 5 5 14
1993-94 Guelph Storm OHL 66 45 71 116 127 9 7 9 16 32
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 2 0 2 2 2
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 7 26 33 144
1995-96 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 65 11 17 28 118 3 0 0 0 4
1995-96 Toledo Storm ECHL 6 4 2 6 4
1996-97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 13 36 49 190 4 0 2 2 4
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 72 14 22 36 155 -20
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 8 0 1 1 18 -1 21 7 5 12 31
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -1
1998-99 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 21 33 54 128 0 7 3 2 5 12
1999-00 Albany River Rats AHL 66 15 28 43 127 +5 5 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 9 1 1 2 25 0
2000-01 Albany River Rats AHL 79 16 35 51 115 -8
2001-02 Albany River Rats AHL 60 6 10 16 87 -16
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 69 4 11 15 129 -7 23 3 3 6 28
2003-04 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
2003-04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 1 1 4 0
2003-04 Adirondack IceHawks UHL 33 16 20 36 62 -8
2003-04 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 12 3 5 8 14 7 0 2 2 16
2004-05 Adirondack Frostbite UHL 77 27 50 77 59 +13 6 2 3 5 20
2005-06 Adirondack Frostbite UHL 75 31 59 90 127 0 6 5 2 7 11
NHL Totals 7 0 0 0 0


Brother of Dan Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 17, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Atlanta with Jeff Williams and Atlanta's 7th round choice (Ken Magowan) in 2000 Entry Draft for Wes Mason and Eric Bertrand, November 1, 1999.