Jackets Coached To Unexpected Heights - Ian Clark Valuable to Team Success
Bobrovosky is a leading Vezina Trophy candidate with his .930 save percentage and 2.05 GAA stats. Bobrovosky’s work ethic and ability to run his precinct efficiently and consistently have proven vital to the Jacket’s success. “Ian Clark does a good job with the goalies, without question,” said Davidson of Clark’s work with Bobrovosky and newly acquired Michael Leighton. “(Clark) works hard every day; he’s driven.” But it’s more than that with Clark, said Richards. “One thing I find with Ian that’s really valuable is he sees the game well,” said Richards. “Not only from a goalie standpoint, but you can ask him a question about what he sees up top (from the press box), systematically—where are we giving them chances? Both he and (Hinote) have a good feel when they’re up top so its good to ask them questions when they come down in between periods.” Clark was hired June 6, 2011, after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10. He 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. For more on this article Click Here. Ian is recognized as a leading educator of the goaltending position as his knowledge and innovative approach has attracted high-performance goaltenders at the NHL, minor pro, major junior and NCAA levels. He was the founder of GDI (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. Ian Clark joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as goaltending coach on June 6, 2011. He joined the organization after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10.