Dale Clarke

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Dale Clarke
Dale Clarke.jpg
Born (1978-03-23) March 23, 1978 (age 36)
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Tappara
St. Louis Blues
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams
Kassel Huskies
Espoo Blues
HIFK
Brynäs IF
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2013

Dale Clarke (born March 23, 1978) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Tappara in SM-liiga.

Clarke played three games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the St. Louis Blues. He previously played in Finland for Espoo Blues, HIFK and in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams and the Kassel Huskies.

Playing career[edit]

Clarke played junior hockey for the Wellington Dukes of the Metro Toronto Junior Hockey League (MTHL) from 1994 until 1996. He attended St. Lawrence University and played four seasons from 1996 until 2000. In 2000, he signed with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) and joined their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Worcester IceCats in time for the playoffs.

He played two seasons for the IceCats and had a three-game call-up to the Blues. In 2002–03 he was traded by the Blues to the Colorado Avalanche organization, joining their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears. He then split time with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL to end the season. Since 2003, he has played in Europe for teams in Finland and Germany.

On January 16, 2013, Clarke signed a contract midway through the 2012–13 season to return for a third stint with Tappara of the Finnish SM-liiga.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Wellington Dukes MetJHL 48 2 13 15 18
1995–96 Wellington Dukes MetJHL 51 6 24 30 78
1996–97 St. Lawrence University ECAC 34 1 6 7 20
1997–98 St. Lawrence University ECAC 33 1 6 7 66
1998–99 St. Lawrence University ECAC 39 3 13 16 44
1999–00 St. Lawrence University ECAC 36 6 17 23 24
1999–00 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 67 7 25 32 26 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 2 1 0 1 0
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 72 2 10 12 32
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 33 1 5 6 12
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 13 1 6 7 6
2003–04 Tappara SM-l 48 2 3 5 55 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams DEL 49 3 10 13 54
2005–06 Kassel Huskies DEL 52 5 12 17 44
2006–07 Tappara SM-l 56 13 20 33 63 5 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Blues SM-l 26 3 15 18 42 9 1 5 6 10
2008–09 Blues SM-l 43 7 12 19 30 4 1 1 2 4
2009–10 HIFK SM-l 55 8 17 25 34 6 0 3 3 4
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 53 4 14 18 34 5 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Blues SM-l 36 3 8 11 22 14 1 1 2 12
SM-liiga totals 264 36 75 111 246 41 3 11 14 32
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

Transactions[edit]

  • July 24, 1999 - Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues
  • December 5, 2002 - Traded to Colorado by St. Louis for future considerations.
  • April 16, 2010 - Signed a contract with Brynäs IF
  • November 18, 2011 - Signed a contract with Espoo Blues[2]
  • January 16, 2013 - Signed a contract with Tappara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dale Clarke for the third time in Tappara" (in Finnish). Tappara. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Blues signs familiar face" (in Finnish). Espoo Blues. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 

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