Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Clark
Right-winger Chris Clark spent four seasons at Clarkson University playing hockey before joining the Calgary Flames organization in 1998. Clark, who was a Second Team All-Star in his final season of collegiate hockey spent his first pro season with the AHL's St. John Flames but made the leap to the NHL the following year.

In 22 games with Calgary Clark struggled to find the net and was held to just one assist. However, his aggressive play and solid up and down play on his wing kept him in the Flames line up despite his lack of scoring. He enjoyed greater offensive success in the minors notching 16 goals and 33 points with St. John.

In 2000-01 Clark again split his time between St. John and Calgary, but he was much more effective for both clubs this time. In the NHL Clark potted his first five goals at that level and added an assist in 29 appearances. Back in the AHL Clark was a key performer with 35 points in 48 regular season games. His best play, however, came when it mattered most, in the playoffs. His fourteen points for St. John en route to a Calder Cup Championship was good for sixth overall in playoff scoring.

His solid AHL playoff caught the attention of the parent club and that, coupled with a strong training camp led to Clark playing his first full season as a big league player. Over the next two seasons Clark hard nosed play has made him a fan favorite in Calgary and upon the elimination of the Flames in 2002, he joined the U.S. National team for the first time at the 2002 World Championships.

In 2003-04, Clark and the Flames surprised many by reaching the Stanley Cup Final, only to lose in a hard-fought seven game series to the Tampa Bay Lightning before being acquired by the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2005.

As a member of the Washington Capitals, Clark's production increased alongside Russian sensation Alex Ovechkin. Clark was named team Captain on September 13th, 2006 and continues to lead a young Washington team.

On December 28, 2009, Clark, along with defenseman Milan Jurcina, was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger Jason Chimera.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 South Windsor High School High-CT 23 16 15 31 24
1991-92 Springfield Olympics NEJHL 49 21 29 50 56
1992-93 Springfield Olympics NEJHL 43 17 60 77 120
1993-94 Springfield Olympics NEJHL 35 31 26 57 185
1994-95 Clarkson Knights ECAC 32 12 11 23 92
1995-96 Clarkson Knights ECAC 38 10 8 18 108
1996-97 Clarkson Knights ECAC 37 23 25 48 86
1997-98 Clarkson Knights ECAC 35 18 21 39 106
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 73 13 27 40 123 -10 7 2 4 6 15
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 22 0 1 1 14 -3
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 48 16 17 33 134 +11
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 29 5 1 6 38 0
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 48 18 17 35 131 +22 18 4 10 14 49
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 64 10 7 17 79 -12
2001-02 United States WC-A 7 2 0 2 6 -1
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 81 10 12 22 126 -11
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 82 10 15 25 106 -3 26 3 3 6 30
2004-05 SC Bern Swiss 3 0 0 0 6
2004-05 Storhamar Dragons Hamar Norway 15 10 4 14 86 7 4 4 8 14
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 78 20 19 39 110 +9
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 74 30 24 54 66 -10
2006-07 United States WC-A 6 2 1 3 4 +1
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 18 5 4 9 43 0
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 32 1 5 6 32 -3 8 1 0 1 8
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 38 4 11 15 27 -4
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 36 3 2 5 21 -8
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 53 5 10 15 38 -3
2011-12 Providence Bruins AHL 6 0 0 0 4 -2
NHL Totals 607 103 111 214 700 34 4 3 7 38


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1998) Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Storhamar (Norway), December 29, 2004. Traded to Washington by Calgary with Calgary's 7th round pick (Andrew Glass) in 2007 NHL Draft for Washington's 7th round pick (Devin Didiomete) in 2006 NHL Draft and Washington's 6th round pick (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Jens Hellgren) in 2007 NHL Draft, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to recurring groin injury. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to wrist surgery, February 4, 2009. Traded to Columbus by Washington with Milan Jurcina for Jason Chimera, December 28, 2009. Signed to PTO (professional tryout) contract by Providence (AHL), November 3, 2011. Released from PTO (professional tryout) contract by Providence (AHL), November 21, 2011.
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