By Mike Matt
Hamilton Assistant Sports Information Director
Ken Scuderi, a former Division I and professional hockey player, has been hired as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College men's ice hockey program.
Scuderi joins a program that captured first place in the New
England Small College Athletic Conference at the end of the 2010-11
regular season. He joins a staff led by first-year head
coach Rob Haberbusch. This is his first coaching job at the
Scuderi was a four-year letter winner for Clarkson University's Division I program from 2001 to 2005, and played professional hockey for four seasons in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) from 2005 to 2009. Prior to his arrival at Clarkson, Scuderi played three seasons in the U.S. Hockey League for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Lincoln Stars.
Scuderi collected 24 points in 133 career games as a defenseman at Clarkson. In 2003-04, he led the Golden Knights in plus/minus, and helped the team reach the finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hockey League championship. He served as an assistant captain and received the program's Mike Morrison Coaches Award for teamwork and dedication as a senior.
The highlight of Scuderi's pro career came in 2006 when he was signed by the Anaheim Ducks and played in their minor league system that season. During 2006-07, Scuderi recorded 27 points with Augusta of the ECHL, while the parent club went on to capture the Stanley Cup. He was appointed assistant captain for the Lynx the following season. Scuderi played for the Portland Pirates of the AHL in 2006. He finished his playing career with New York Rangers affiliate the Charlotte Checkers in 2009.
Scuderi graduated from Clarkson in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary social sciences and a minor in business.