Clancey gets promotion from Penguins

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St. John's native Derek Clancey has been promoted to director of professional scouting for the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Clancey had been a Penguins' pro scout over the last three seasons, winning a Stanley Cup ring with Pittsburgh in 2009.

St. John's native Derek Clancey has been promoted to director of professional scouting for the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Clancey had been a Penguins' pro scout over the last three seasons, winning a Stanley Cup ring with Pittsburgh in 2009.

His new duties will see him will coordinating the Pens' pro scouting efforts in North America and Europe and working with pro scouts Andre Savard and Kevin Stevens, both former NHLers.

The 41-year-old Clancey was hired as a scout by the Penguins in 2007 after eight years as a coach.

He was head coach of the ECHL's the Dayton Bombers (2006-07), Reading Royals (2003-05) and also served as an assistant coach of the AHL's Manchester Monarchs (2005-06) the top minor-league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.

Clancey was a minor, high school and junior star coming up the ranks of the Celtics association before attending the University of Prince Edward Island. He then turned pro, spending eight seasons in the ECHL, finishing among that league's top 10 all-time scorers.

Organizations: Pittsburgh Penguins, National Hockey League, Dayton Bombers Los Angeles Kings Celtics association University of Prince Edward Island

Geographic location: St. John's, North America, Europe

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