Defenseman Dean Clark was born in Edmonton, Alberta on January 10th, 1964. He played a season with the St. Albert Saints before being drafted by his hometown club, the Edmonton Oilers in the 1982 Entry Draft.
Clark then played two seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Junior Oilers. During his second season with Kamloops, he was summoned by the big club and suited up with Edmonton for one game. Clark was unable to crack the scoresheet in his one game trial at the NHL level.
The following year he played his final season with Kamloops then left hockey altogether for the 1985-86 season.
Clark returned to the game when he attended the University of Alberta in 1986-87 and patrolled their blueline that season.
Clark would return to hockey as a very successful coach at the junior level. Joining the Calgary Hitman of the WHL in 1996 he went on to lead the club to three-straight division championships, back-to-back league regular season titles, a league championship and within an over-time goal of a Memorial Cup title. After five strong years in Calgary he joined the Brandon Wheat Kings as head coach in July of 2001.