Marty Clapton

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Marty Clapton
Born (1974-07-01) July 1, 1974 (age 40)
Newton, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Portland Pirates
Rochester Americans
St. John's Maple Leafs
ECHL
Hampton Roads Admirals
South Carolina Stingrays
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Columbia Inferno
Playing career 1997–2007

Marty Clapton (born July 1, 1974) is an American professional ice hockey player. Clapton played in 579 regular season games and 68 more playoff games over 10 season in the AHL and ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Starting at the age of four, Clapton was coached by his father (who played at the University of Massachusetts) to play hockey, but it was not until he received a hockey scholarship from Brown University that he realized he might have a chance to play hockey professionally. Clapton’s break came at the end of his senior year at college when John Brophy, who was then the coach of the Hampton Roads Admirals, saw Clapton play in a Canada – United States college all-star game. Brophy was so impressed that he offered Clapton a contract to play in the ECHL.

Professional[edit]

In 1998 Clapton won the ECHL championship and the Kelly Cup in his first season as a professional with the Roads Admirals. Clapton stayed with the Hampton Roads Admirals until the end of the 1999–00 ECHL season. During that time Clapton was briefly called up to the AHL where he played two games with the Portland Pirates during the 1997–98 AHL season.

Clapton moved to the South Carolina Stingrays for the start of the 2000–01 ECHL season, and the Stingrays won the Kelly Cup in Clapton’s first year with the team. His steady played earned Clapton another call up to the AHL, where he played 12 games with the Rochester Americans during the 2001–02 AHL season. He also earned an opportunity to play six playoff games with the St. John's Maple Leafs at the end of the 2001–02 AHL season.

With the exception of 10 games played with the Long Beach Ice Dogs during the 2004–05 ECHL season, Clapton played with the Stingrays for the remainder of his career. A useful utility player, Clapton played both forward and defense. By the time Clapton played his last game with the Stingrays in the 2005–06 ECHL season he was ranked 3rd on the All-time Stingrays games played list with 373.

Clapton returned to the ice for one game with the Columbia Inferno during the 2006–07 ECHL season before retiring from professional hockey.

Awards[edit]

  • 1997–98 ECHL Championship (The Kelly Cup)
  • 2000–01 ECHL Championship (The Kelly Cup)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Brown University ECAC 19 3 8 11 8
1994–95 Brown University ECAC 26 4 10 14 33
1995–96 Brown University ECAC 29 8 8 16 59
1996–97 Brown University ECAC 29 11 19 30 40
1997–98 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 47 11 8 19 29 12 2 3 5 22
1997–98 Portland Pirates AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 70 18 36 54 79 4 1 0 1 15
1999–00 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 64 17 23 40 49 10 2 3 5 6
2000–01 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 69 8 14 22 62 17 3 9 12 30
2001–02 Rochester Americans AHL 12 2 2 4 4
2001–02 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 63 15 39 54 108 1 0 1 1 0
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 6 1 0 1 0
2002–03 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 68 14 42 56 110 4 0 0 0 4
2003–04 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 71 17 18 35 43 7 1 3 4 4
2004–05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 51 8 13 21 34
2004–05 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL 10 1 2 3 10 7 0 1 1 4
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 51 13 17 30 47
2006–07 Columbia Inferno ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
ECHL totals 565 122 212 334 571 62 9 20 29 85

References[edit]

  • Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. pp. 80,93,95–97,99,102. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 

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