|IAN CLARK, Goaltending Coach|
Ian Clark joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as goaltending coach on June 6, 2011. He came to the organization after serving as the goaltending coach and consultant for the Vancouver Canucks from 2002-10.
In addition to his eight years with the Canucks organization, Clark was also a member of Team Canada’s coaching staff at the World Junior Championships from 2003-06, winning silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and capturing gold in 2005 and 2006. He also served as the goaltending consultant for the Florida Panthers (2001-02) and Sweden’s MODO Hockey.
Recognized as a leading educator of the goaltending position, Clark’s knowledge and innovative approach have attracted high-performance goaltenders at the NHL, international, minor pro, major junior and NCAA levels. In addition to the Blue Jackets goaltenders, the list of goaltenders he has worked with includes Roberto Luongo, Cam Ward, Marc-Andre Fleury, Cory Schneider, Johan Hedberg and Mathieu Garon, amongst others. He was the founder of the Goaltender Development Institute and served as technical author of “From the Crease – The Self Development Guide to Hockey Goaltending” from 1998-2003 and The Goalie News from 2003-08.
Clark was born on May 12, 1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family includes wife, Debbie, and their sons, Morgan, Christopher, Samuel, Collins, Jason and Blake.