November 10, 1970|
Bentley, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins|
Clayton Beddoes (born November 10, 1970) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey centre. He played two seasons in the National Hockey League. He is currently serving as head coach of the Italy men's national ice hockey team and of the Hockey Club Bolzano.
He spent four years playing college ice hockey at Lake Superior State University between 1990 and 1994, earning All-NCAA Second Team honors along with NCAA's Championship All-Tournament Team and All-CCHA Second Team distinction his senior year. He also served as the Lakers' team captain in his final year at LSSU.
Beddoes was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins in 1994 and spent the 1994-95 season with the team's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. He played sixty career NHL games between 1995 and 1997, scoring two goals and eight assists for ten points.
After spending the 1997-98 season with the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League (65 games: 22 goals, 24 assists), Beddoes signed with the Berlin Capitals of the German elite league Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in 1998. He made 52 appearances for the Capitals in the 1998-99 DEL season, tallying 17 goals, while assisting on 26 more. He spent two more years in the German top-flight, playing for Adler Mannheim and Düsseldorfer EG. He split his last season as a professional athlete (2001–02) between WCHL's Anchorage Aces and Italian team WSV Sterzing. In 2002, Beddoes had to put an end to his playing career due to shoulder issues.
After his retirement in 2002, he began a coaching career in Germany. He served one year as assistant coach of DEL's Iserlohn Roosters (2005–06), followed by a two-year stint in the same position at fellow DEL side Kölner Haie. In September 2008, he was promoted to the head coaching job after the Haie organization had sacked Doug Mason, but was relieved of his duties after only 71 days in that position. He then joined the Frankfurt Lions' coaching staff as an assistant for 2009-10. After the Lions' organization had withdrawn from the German top-flight and made a fresh start in the third-division, Beddoes took over as head coach in 2010-11.
The 2014-15 season saw him serve as skill and development coach of the Red Deers Rebels in the WHL.
In April 2015, Beddoes was named head coach of WSV Sterzing, returning to the Serie A and the club where he spent the last days of his playing career. In July 2017, he was named assistant coach at ERC Ingolstadt of the German DEL and stayed at the job until the end of the 2017-18 season.
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||1990–91|
|All-CCHA Second Team||1993–94|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||1993–94|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1994|||
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- "Red Deer Advocate - Rebels looking for impact player at import draft". www.reddeeradvocate.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "Nun ist es offiziell: Clayton Beddoes neuer Cheftrainer der Broncos". www.sportnews.bz. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "BEDDOES KOMPLETTIERT TRAINERTEAM". erc-ingolstadt.de. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
- "Abgänge in Ingolstadt: Schopper, Mauldin, Mouillierat, Stapleton und Swinnen verlassen ERC". www.eishockeynews.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Hockey, Beddoes è il nuovo head coach della Nazionale" (in Italian). September 28, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament