Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryane Clowe
Ryan Clowe was born September 30, 1982 in St. John's, Newfoundland. The sixth round, 175th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Clowe is a graduate of the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic and Montreal Rocket.

Following a promotion from Tier II junior in 2000-01, Clowe went on to register 25 points (10-15-25) in 32 games before leading the club in playoff goal scoring with eight tallies in eleven post season games. In 2001-02, the St. Johns native bumped up his totals to 73 points (28-45-73) and 75 points (26-49-75) the year after between Rimouski and Montreal.

In the fall of 2003 Clowe made his professional debut with the AHL's Cleveland Barons finishing 12th among all AHL rookie scorers with 40 points (11-29-40). In 2004-05, Clowe was named the Barons Most Valuable Player, leading the club in goals (27), assists (35), points (62), plus/minus (+19), first goals (9), mulit-point games (16), power play goals (14) and power play points (23).

Following two impressive seasons in the AHL, Clowe went on to make his NHL debut with the Sharks during the 2005-06 season, while seeing the majority of his playing time in the AHL with the Cleveland Barons.

In San Jose Clowe would grow into a solid NHL power forward. In 2008-09 he reached thw 20 goal mark for the first time in his career. The following season he fell a goal short of twenty, but emerged as one of the NHL's most willing pugilists. In 82 games he racked up 131 minutes in penalties.

In 2010-11, Clowe once again surpassed the 20 goal mark, scoring a career-best 24. He also continued with his rugged style, amassing 100 penalty minutes. His tough, honest style of play made him a favourite of teammates and fans alike.

In the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, rumours began to swirl the Clowe, a pending unrestricted free agent, would be traded and though his on-ice production waned, there was no shortage of suitors. He was traded to the New York Rangers one day prior to the NHL trade deadline in exchange for a package of draft picks.

Clowe played the rest of the season in New York and as an unrestricted free agent he signed a five year deal with the New Jersey Devils.

In New Jersey, Clowe played parts of two seasons before having to retire due to a concussion.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 St. John's Midget Maple Leafs NFAHA
2000-01 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 32 15 10 25 43 -6 11 8 1 9 12
2001-02 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 53 28 45 73 120 +3 7 1 6 7 2
2002-03 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 17 8 19 27 44 -6
2002-03 Montreal Rocket QMJHL 43 18 30 48 60 +5 7 3 7 10 6
2003-04 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 11 29 40 97 8 3 1 4 9
2004-05 Cleveland Barons AHL 74 27 35 62 101
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 18 0 2 2 9 -2 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 35 13 21 34 35 -22
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 58 16 18 34 78 +4 11 4 2 6 17
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 15 3 5 8 22 -1 13 5 4 9 12
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 71 22 30 52 51 +8 6 1 1 2 8
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 19 38 57 131 0 15 2 8 10 28
2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 24 38 62 100 +13 17 6 9 15 32
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 17 28 45 97 -5 5 0 3 3 0
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 0 11 11 79 -4
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 12 3 5 8 14 +5 2 0 1 1 0
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL 43 7 19 26 33 -10
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL 13 1 3 4 4 -1
NHL Totals 491 112 197 309 618 70 18 28 46 97


Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury at Columbus, October 27, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 2nd round pick (Gabryel Boudreau) in 2013 NHL Draft, Florida's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 NHL Draft and NY Rangers' 5th round pick (Rourke Chartier) in 2014 NHL Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2014-15 and all of 2015-16 due to head injury at St. Louis, November 6, 2014. Officially announced his retirement, July 12, 2016.
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