June 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Easton Cowan stands with the Leafs staff after being selected with the twenty-eighth pick in the first round of the 2023 NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena. Image: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Maple Leafs appointed assistant general manager Derek Clancey on Tuesday
“We are thrilled to add Derek to our hockey operations department,” said new Toronto general manager Brad Treliving. “I feel Derek is one of the main talent quantifiers in our game. He is a three-time Stanley Cup winner and will play a big role as we continue our goal of building a winning team.”
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Clancey, 54, most recently overseen professional and amateur scouting efforts as assistant GM for the Vancouver Canucks last season.
The John’s, Newfoundland, native was a pro scout with the Calgary Flames in 2021-22, and previously spent 14 seasons in various player personnel positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins, contributing to three Stanley Cup championships during his tenure from 2007-2021.
Clancey also has experience behind the bench, with a 260-184-52 record coaching three teams in the ECHL. He also spent a year as an assistant coach at the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs.
Clancey is a member of the ECHL Hall of Fame. He played eight seasons with Winston-Salem, Erie, Toledo, Columbus and Chesapeake.
–Field Level Media