Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Cloutier
Goaltender Dan Cloutier was a first-round pick, 26th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft while playing with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. Much had been expected from Cloutier coming out of junior hockey, with an impressive resume that included playing for the Memorial Cup winning Greyhounds in 1993, playing three games for Team Canada's gold medal winning squad at the 1995 World Junior Championships as well as backstopping the Guelph Storm at the 1996 Memorial Cup, despite coming up short of the title.

Cloutier appeared in 12 games for the Rangers during the 1997-98 campaign after spending a year in the minors. He managed to get in to 22 games the following year, but with Mike Richter still firmly entrenched as the team's number-one goalie, the Rangers opted to trade him to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The new scenery didn't do much to enhance the young netminder's career as the club struggled with a 12-43-6 record with Cloutier between the pipes.

In February, 2001, Cloutier was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. Since being sent to the west coast of Canada he has been the team's number one goalie and has been an instrumental part of the team's improvement in the standings. In his first three full seasons with the Canucks, Cloutier has surpassed the 30 win plateau each year.

Cloutier's strong play since his arrival from the Lightning in 2001 has made the Canucks a much better team defensively and one of the premier team's in the league today.

Despite Cloutier's regular season success, the netminder and his club would struggle in the playoffs throughout the years. In 2005-06, Cloutier tore his ACL in November and was forced to miss the entire season, leaving Alex Auld as the starting goaltender for the remainder of the year.

In the summer of 2006 the Canucks parted ways with Cloutier sending him to Los Angeles in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2007 and a conditional pick in 2009.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1990-91 Kapuskasing Flyers NOJHA
1991-92 St. Thomas Stars ON-Jr.B 14 0 5.83
1992-93 Timmins Golden Bears NOJHA 5 4 0 0 0 2.35
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 12 4 6 0 0 4.62 4 1 2 0 0 3.12
1993-94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 55 28 14 6 2 3.56 14 10 4 0 0 3.75
1994-95 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 45 15 26 2 1 4.41
1994-95 Canada WJC-A 3 3 0 0 0 2.67
1995-96 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 13 9 3 0 0 4.02
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 17 12 2 2 2 2.09 16 11 5 0 2 3.14
1995-96 Guelph Storm M-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 4.00
1996-97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 60 23 28 8 3 3.55 4 1 3 0 0 3.31
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 12 4 5 1 0 2.50
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 24 12 8 3 0 2.63 8 5 3 0 0 3.01
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 22 6 8 3 0 2.68
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 52 9 30 3 0 3.49
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 3 13 3 1 3.52
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.05
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 4 6 5 0 2.43 2 0 2 0 0 4.62
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 31 22 5 7 2.43 6 2 3 0 0 3.52
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 33 16 7 2 2.42 14 7 7 0 0 3.24
2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 33 21 6 5 2.27 3 1 1 0 0 2.17
2004-05 Klagenfurter AC Austria 13 7 0 5 1 1.94 10 6 4 0 1 2.75
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 8 3 1 0 3.17
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 24 6 14 2 0 3.98
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 2 4 1 0 3.44
2007-08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 14 4 9 0 0 3.50
2008-09
2009-10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 3 1 1 0 0 2.47
NHL Totals 351 139 142 37 15 2.77 25 10 13 0 0 3.30


Brother of Sylvain
OHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
AHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Rangers with Niklas Sundstrom and NY Rangers' 1st (Nikita Alexeev) and 3rd (later traded to San Jose - later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Igor Radulov) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft for Chicago's 1st round choice (previously acquired, NY Rangers selected Pavel Brendl) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 26, 1999. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay for Adrian Aucoin and Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Alexander Polushin) in 2001 Entry Draft, February 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurter (Austria), January 20, 2005. Traded to Los Angeles by Vancouver for Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (Taylor Ellington) in 2007 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Brayden McNabb) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 5, 2006. Missed entire 2008-09 due to hip surgery. Signed as a free agent by Rockford (AHL), December 9, 2009.