Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gordie Clark
Right winger Gordie Clark was not born in Canada, where he was raised, but rather in Glasgow, Scotland on May 31st, 1952. Clark, a Boston Bruins draft choice who was part of the University of New Hampshire's hockey program for four seasons before turning pro with the Rochester Americans in 1974.

That same season Clark made his NHL debut, playing a single game for the Bruins. The following year Clark scored 30 goals for the Americans and played seven more NHL games with the B's. He managed one assist in his seven games and would never return to the NHL as a player.

Clark played seven more seasons of mainly minor-pro hockey, though he did have a 21 game stint with the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA. He also 35 games in Germany in his final season, 1982-83. His best year would be 1979-80, when he led the AHL in goals with 47 and captured a Calder Cup with the Maine Mariners that year.

Clark returned to hockey in 1987 joining fellow Boston Bruin alumni Mike Milbury as the assistant coach of the Bruins farm team in the AHL. The next year he began a three year run as the Bruins assistant coach which included trips to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1988 and 1990. Clark left the bench and joined the Bruins scouting staff.

Milbury, who had now left the Bruins organization and accepted a coaching post with the New York Islanders that soon led to the General Manger's job. Milbury brought Clark into the fold on Long Island and named him Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Saint John Schooners NBJHL 28 38 31 69 57 17 22 18 40 9
1969-70 Fredericton Chevies NBJHL
1970-71 U. of New Hampshire ECAC
1971-72 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 30 27 30 57 28
1972-73 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 29 24 28 52 52
1973-74 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 31 25 28 53 20
1974-75 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL 65 22 42 64 34 12 7 5 12 6
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 1 1 0 -5 1 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 72 30 49 79 7 7 2 3 5 5
1976-77 Rochester Americans AHL 58 34 38 72 50 12 7 9 16 4
1977-78 Rochester Americans AHL 75 37 51 88 18 6 2 0 2 0
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 21 3 3 6 2
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL 33 12 15 27 8
1978-79 Maine Mariners AHL 13 7 11 18 2 10 6 9 15 2
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 79 47 43 90 64 12 5 4 9 7
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 59 25 29 54 32 15 6 9 15 4
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 80 50 51 101 34 4 5 0 5 5
1982-83 SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen W.German 35 40 19 59 46 6 4 2 6 5
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 6 3 3 6 2 16 2 9 11 2
NHL Totals 8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0


ECAC First All-Star Team (1972, 1973, 1974)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1973, 1974)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1976, 1977)
AHL First All-Star Team (1980, 1982)
Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), August, 1978.
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