Clowe in 2014.
September 30, 1982 |
Fermeuse, NL, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
|New Jersey Devils
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||175th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Ryane Clowe (born September 30, 1982) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who last played for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). In his NHL career, he has also played for the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers, drafted by the former in the sixth round, 175th overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Clowe played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rimouski Océanic and the Montreal Rocket, beginning in 2000–01. After recording 25 points in 32 games with the Océanic during his rookie campaign, he was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the sixth round, 175th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Clowe played two full seasons with the Cleveland Barons, San Jose's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, and was named team MVP in 2004–05, before splitting time between the Barons and the Sharks in 2005–06.
Clowe then appeared in 18 games with the Sharks in 2005–06, and was signed to a three-year contract extension in the off-season worth US$1.625 million; the contract was a two-way deal for two of the first three years.
About halfway through the first season of the contract, in 2006–07, Clowe was given an opportunity to play on the Sharks' first line and powerplay unit alongside Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton, where he responded with a career-high 34 points in 58 games. Clowe scored his first career NHL hat-trick on January 6, 2007, in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, he scored his first playoff goal on April 13 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Nashville Predators. Securing his roster spot on the Sharks, he became known for his hard checking game and willingness to fight when needed.
Clowe played 11 games for the Sharks in 2007–08, then went on injured reserve on October 28, 2007, due to torn knee ligaments. He returned to the lineup on March 30, 2008, in time for the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs, where he posted nine points in 13 games, which was second-best on the team, behind only Joe Thornton. On July 6, 2009, the Sharks re-signed Clowe to a four-year contract extension, paying him $3.5 million in the first three years and $4 million in the final year.
On April 5, 2012, Clowe reached out from the bench with his stick to illegally interfere with Los Angeles Kings centreman Jarret Stoll. The Sharks went on to win the game 6–5 in a shootout. Although review deemed the move illegal, there was no supplemental discipline by the NHL.
On February 22, 2013, during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Clowe left the bench to start a fight with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw. Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start a fight. The Sharks lost the game 2–1. After supplemental review, Clowe was given a two-game suspension by the League.
On April 2, 2013, Clowe, with his contract set to expire at the end of the 2012–13 season, was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a second- and a third-round pick in 2013, as well as a conditional second-round pick in 2014. (The conditional pick was to become a fifth-round pick should Clowe not resign with New York, or New York fails to win two playoff rounds; this latter condition was met, and the pick became a fifth-rounder.)
On July 5, 2013, Clowe, as an unrestricted free agent, signed a five-year, $24.25 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.
On September 12, 2015 Clowe retired from the NHL after team doctors refused to clear him to return to the ice following a concussion initially sustained in a November 6, 2014 game against the St. Louis Blues.
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||18||0||2||2||9||1||0||0||0||0|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||58||16||18||34||78||11||4||2||6||17|
|2007–08||San Jose Sharks||NHL||15||3||5||8||22||13||5||4||9||12|
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||71||22||30||52||51||6||1||1||2||8|
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||19||38||57||131||15||2||8||10||28|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||75||24||38||62||100||17||6||9||15||32|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||76||17||28||45||97||5||0||3||3||0|
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||28||0||11||11||79||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Rangers||NHL||12||3||5||8||14||2||0||1||1||0|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||43||7||19||26||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New Jersey Devils||NHL||13||1||3||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Injury bug in full season". CANOE. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
- "Clowe: Poke-check from bench a 'brain cramp'".
- "Bulls Sign Star Left Wing Ryane Clowe". SFBulls. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
- "Sharks' Clowe suspended 2 games for starting fight".
- "Sharks Trade Clowe to Rangers for Three Draft Picks". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Update on Ryane Clowe". Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- "Ryane Clowe of New Jersey Devils advised by doctors to retire due to concussion history". Retrieved 2015-09-25.