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Dan Cloutier (born April 22, 1976 in Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey goaltender. In his 10-year National Hockey League career, Cloutier played with several teams, including the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, and Los Angeles Kings. He is currently a de facto assistant coach for the Corpus Christi IceRays of the Central Hockey League; his brother, Sylvain Cloutier, is the head coach of the team.

Cloutier spent most of his childhood growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he played minor hockey in the Sault Minor Hockey Association (NOHA) until 1990–91 with the Sault Carlucci Bantam AAA team. As a 15-year old, Cloutier was signed by the St. Thomas Stars of the Junior B WOHL where he played the 1991–92 season.

In May 1992, Cloutier was drafted 16th overall by his hometown OHL team, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.. After three full seasons with the Greyhounds, Cloutier would be traded to the Guelph Storm, where he would help lead the team to a 1996 Memorial Cup appearance. At the end of the 1995–96 season, Cloutier was named to the OHL First All-Star Team.

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