John Slaney was born on February 7th, 1972 in St. John’s, NL. As a youth, Slaney attended the Randy Pearcey Hockey School in the summers and skated in the Xtreme Hockey Summer “Pro League” in 2005. Slaney also has children who have attended summer camps with Xtreme.
John’s playing career was nothing short of spectacular. Slaney played over 200 games at the NHL level with 7 different teams, but was best known for his play at the AHL level. In 631 AHL games, Slaney recorded 519 points and was the AHL’s all-time leader in points by a defenceman until 2011 (overtaken by Bryan Helmer). Slaney was also a two-time member of the Team Canada World Junior team, and scored the game-winning goal in 1991.
Slaney is currently an assistant coach with the Arizona Coyotes (NHL), after spending 4 seasons as an assistant for Arizona’s AHL affiliate in Portland.