Dan Cloutier hired as Canucks’ goaltending coach
Former Storm goaltender Dan Cloutier has been hired by the Vancouver Canucks as the club’s goaltending coach.
Roland Melanson, who held the position for the last six seasons, assumes the role of goaltending coach, player development. Following the 2015-16 campaign with the Canucks, the New Brunswick native expressed a desire to move east to be closer to family.
Cloutier spent the last four years as a goaltending consultant for Vancouver, primarily working with AHL, college and junior prospects.
“Our team and goaltenders have benefited from some of the best coaching in the league and we’re very grateful to continue that tradition,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a release.
Cloutier played 17 games with the Storm during the 1995-96 season recording a record of 12-2-2, a goals against average of 2.09 and a 0.927 save percentage.