The New Jersey Devils on Tuesday named Scott Clemmensen to the position of goaltending development coach.
“Having played at every level, Scott is an excellent fit for our young goaltenders. We are fortunate to have someone with his experience join our staff,” said Devils general manager Ray Shero. “Additionally, he is familiar with our organization both on and off the ice.”
Clemmensen, 37, joins the coaching staff after a 14-season professional playing career, including eight seasons over three stints with the Devils’ organization. He split the 2014-15 campaign by appearing in 27 games with Albany (AHL) and three contests with New Jersey.
Clemmensen saw action in 191 career NHL games with New Jersey, Toronto, and Florida, posting a 73-59-24 mark with seven shutouts and 2.79 goals-against average. The native of Des Moines, Iowa, also represented the United States at the 2010 IIHF World Championships, and won an NCAA championship at Boston College in 2001.
Originally drafted by New Jersey in 1997, Clemmensen played 237 career AHL games with the Albany Devils, San Antonio Rampage, Lowell Devils, Toronto Marlies and Albany River Rats, posting a record of 82-118-26 with eight shutouts. He was 12-11-2 with a 2.23 GAA and a .918 save percentage for Albany in 2014-15