Ryane Clowe was born on September 30th, 1982 in St. John’s, NL. Ryane attended Randy Pearcey’s hockey programs as a youth, and also participated in the Xtreme “Pro League” in 2005 and 2012.
Clowe split time with the Southern Shore Breakers and Mount Pearl Blades Minor Hockey associations, before moving away to play Junior ‘A’ with the Moncton Beavers (MHL) in 1999. Clowe was given a tryout by the Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) in 2000-01, and made the team. Clowe’s rugged style and physical presence on the ice made him a 6th round selection by the San Jose Sharks (NHL) in 2001.
Clowe got his big break in 2006-07, making the San Jose Sharks and getting the opportunity to showcase his talents for a full season. Clowe’s best statistical season came in 2010-11, when he compiled 62 points and 100 penalty minutes in the regular season along with 15 points in 17 playoff games that same year. The final years of Ryane’s career were challenging, as the 6-foot-3, 225 pound forward could not stay healthy. Clowe managed to play only 96 NHL games over his final 3 NHL season, mostly due to concussions. Due to severe head trauma, doctors have told Clowe that retirement would be the best option.
Clowe was a standout player during his NHL career, and has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest Newfoundand-born players of all-time.