The Cowboy Goalie

Clint Malarchuk 

​​Recipient of

Honorary Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa)

From Nipissing University

Copyright © Joanie Malarchuk


Clint Malarchuk Bio

Malarchuk, who was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, and raised in Edmonton, played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League. He went on to play professionally in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres, and in the IHL for the Las Vegas Thunder. He compiled a career record of 141 wins, 130 losses, 45 ties, 12 shutouts, and an .885 save percentage. 

After leaving the NHL as a player, he served as head coach of the IHL Las Vegas Thunder and the Idaho Steelheads. He was then a goaltending coach for the NHL Florida Panthers and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He became the goaltending consultant for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010, going from there to the Calgary Flames, and retiring from the team in 2014. 

His memoir, A Matter of Inches in U.S./ The Crazy Game in Canada: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, was published in 2014.