Clarence Kparghai

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Clarence Kparghai
Clarence Kparghai - Fribourg-Gotteron vs. HC Bienne, 25.11.2011 (2).jpg
Born (1985-05-13) May 13, 1985 (age 30)
Monrovia, Liberia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Lugano
HC Davos
EHC Biel
Playing career 2004–present

Clarence Kparghai (born May 13, 1985 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a Swiss-Liberian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with HC Lugano in the National League A (NLA).[1]

During the 2012–13 season, while playing with EHC Biel against SC Bern on December 22, 2012, Kparghai bit an NHL player John Tavares who was playing in the Swiss league during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. The assault led to a $975 fine for Kparghai.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 SC Langenthal NLB 24 0 1 1 2
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 24 0 0 0 8
2005–06 EHC Chur NLB 18 2 4 6 32
2006–07 HC Davos NLA 2 0 0 0 2
2006–07 HC Thurgau NLB 30 3 11 14 32
2006–07 EHC Biel NLB 2 0 1 1 0 16 0 1 1 12
2007–08 EHC Olten NLB 39 9 9 18 42
2007–08 EHC Biel NLB 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 EHC Biel NLA 50 0 1 1 28
2009–10 EHC Biel NLA 41 0 3 3 14
2010–11 EHC Biel NLA 43 1 6 7 26
2011–12 EHC Biel NLA 49 7 6 13 22 3 0 0 0 6
2012–13 EHC Biel NLA 37 0 6 6 16 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 HC Lugano NLA 39 2 5 7 14 5 0 0 0 6
2014–15 HC Lugano NLA 34 1 1 2 24 6 0 1 1 0
NLA totals 319 11 28 39 154 15 0 1 1 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Switzerland WJC 8th 6 0 1 1 10
Junior totals 6 0 1 1 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kparghai signs three-year contract with Lugano". HC Lugano. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ "John Tavares bitten in Swiss League, player fined". Newsday.com. 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 

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