Derek Clancey spent all but 50 games of his 441-game professional career in the ECHL, totaling 524 points (157-367a) over eight seasons with Winston-Salem, Erie, Toledo, Columbus and Chesapeake. He is tied for seventh in league history in assists while ranking 23rd in all-time points. He is tied for the most assists in a single game in ECHL history, recording seven helpers for Columbus on Jan. 13, 1996 against Johnstown. After completing his playing career following the 1998-99 season he immediately joined the coaching ranks, and went on to compile a 180-136-42 record in six seasons with Jackson and Reading, advancing to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each season. Clancey is in his 13th season in the front office of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, and prior to this season was promoted to the club’s director of player personnel.