Sylvain Cloutier Named Head Coach / GM
(Bradford, ON; July 18, 2014)
With the departing Johan Lundskog, the Bradford Rattlers have found their man. Veteran hockey coach Sylvain Cloutier, 40, will be taking over as Head Coach and General Manager of the powerhouse Bradford Rattlers.
Cloutier comes with an accomplished playing and coaching career. Sylvain's playing career was highlighted by his 21 years of professional hockey. He was a Centerman from Mont-Laurier, Quebec.
Sylvain began his career with the Guelph Storm, where after Captaining a 116 point OHL season, he was drafted to the Detroit Red Wings Round 2 #70 Overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
After bouncing around clubs in the minors, Cloutier's NHL debut was in 1999 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Cloutier amassed 600 AHL games and 382 AHL points before taking his talents to Europe.
In 2008-2009, Sylvain began his coaching career as the Head Coach Corpus Stingrays in the CHL. Most recently, Cloutier had been coaching professional in the U.K.
Sylvain's younger brother is Dan Cloutier, who was the long-time goaltender of the Vancouver Canucks and LA Kings. Dan also represented Canada in the World Junior Championships.
The Rattlers organization is very excited to have Sylvain leading the club. The level of professionalism and hockey knowledge that he brings will continue to have the Rattlers as a premier Junior A club.