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Ben Scrivens named Team Manager for the University of Denver Pioneers

DU adds former NHLer Scrivens to the team

Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Brad White/Getty Images

The Denver Pioneers’ men’s hockey team has named Ben Scrivens as their new Team Manager. New Head Coach David Carle made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.

Scrivens recently retired after from professional hockey having played eight seasons, in the NHL, suiting up for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens.

Scrivens finished his NHL career with a record of 47-64-17 and a .905 save percentage.

The career backup bounced around professional hockey having played in the ECHL, AHL and KHL.

Scrivens represented Canada on the international stage playing at the 2014 IIHF World Championship and the 2018 Winter Olympics where he won a bronze medal with a 1.61 GAA and .929 SV% in three appearances.

Prior to starting his professional career, Scrivens at Cornell University where he put up a .927 SV% in 117 games. Scrivens was named a second-team All-American in 2009 and a first-team All-American in 2010, the same year was named the ECAC Goaltender of the Year and a Hobey Baker Award finalist.

Having never been drafted, Scrivens signed as a free agent with the Maple leafs after he completed his four year NCAA career.

His wife Jenny Scrivens was a high professional goalie in her own right. Jenny spent three years of her own playing for Cornell. She then went on to play the 2015-16 season with the New York Riveters of the NWHL, appearing in 6 contests and finishing with a .910 sv% in two playoff games.

Known affectionately during his NHL career as “The Professor”, Scrivens is one of the more intelligent and outspoken professional hockey players you’ll come across. With a nickname like that, he should fit right in on campus with an NCAA team like the Pioneers.

This is likely the first stop in a long career in hockey management for Scrivens.