Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | September 10, 2011

Man of the Day 9/10: Ryane Clowe

Ryane Clowe

Born September 30, 1982 (age 28) in Fermeuse, Newfoundland, Canada

Left winger for the San Jose Sharks

Say hello to my new left winger! This guy started off in the QMJHL with both the Rimouski Océanic and the Montreal Rocket and was picked by the Sharks in the 2001 draft after his rookie season with Océanic. He stayed in Quebec two more years before moving on to the Sharks’ AHL team…the Cleveland Barons? (Oh yes, there was a hockey team there till they moved to Worcester, Massachusetts. But that’s a story for another day.) Ryane played with the Barons for two seasons and split time between them and the Sharks during a third. It was then that he signed a three-year contract with the team.

Happy Shark is happy!

In the 2006-07 season he was given the opportunity to play on a first line with Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton, and he scored 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 58 games that year. He also scored his first hat trick against the Columbus Blue Jackets and scored his first playoff goal against the Predators.

Torn knee ligaments sidelined him for most of the 2007-2008 season, but he posted 9 points in 13 playoff games. A year later, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Sharks. And this season, he earned 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists) in 72 regular games, with another 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games in the playoffs. I think I made a good choice with this guy.

He's holding a baby, prepare to say "AWWWWW".

– Krista

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