Kevin Clark (ice hockey)

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Kevin Clark
Born (1987-12-29) December 29, 1987 (age 31)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Manitoba Moose
St. John's IceCaps
Krefeld Pinguine
Hamburg Freezers
SCL Tigers
Brynäs IF
Dinamo Riga
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Kevin Clark (born December 29, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League (NL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Clark attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where he played four seasons with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the WCHA conference.

Clark turned pro in 2010 and joined the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. In 2011, he joined fellow AHL team St. John’s Ice Caps before signing with Krefeld Pinguine of the German top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in February 2013.[1] He finished the 2012-13 campaign with the team and had his contract renewed for the following season, which turned out to be a very successful one: He finished the 2013-14 DEL regular season as the league’s third-leading scorer with 30 goals and 38 assists.

In June 2014, Clark signed with fellow DEL side Hamburg Freezers,[2] where he continued his scoring prowess, tallying 32 goals and 34 assists in 52 games during the 2014-15 DEL season. He was named DEL Player of the Year and DEL Forward of the Year.[3]

Clark left Germany to sign a one-year contract with the SCL Tigers of the Swiss top-flight National League A on May 6, 2015.[4][5] Clark made 42 NLA appearances for the Tigers in the 2015-16 regular season, recording 18 goals and 19 assists. In the relegation round, he chipped in with three goals and dealt out eleven assists in twelve games.

On June 5, 2016, he signed with Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[6]

During the 2018–19 season, having appeared in 38 games with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Clark left the club to sign a three-year contract in a return to Switzerland with SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers on January 3, 2019.[7]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Spengler Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 Davos

In December 2015, Clark helped Team Canada win the Spengler Cup.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL 58 21 32 53 63
2004–05 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL 60 30 34 64 153
2005–06 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL 50 40 36 76 250
2006–07 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 35 8 9 17 102
2007–08 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 36 7 16 23 53
2008–09 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 34 13 18 31 81
2009–10 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 36 23 14 37 89
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 9 2 1 3 6 4 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 43 6 8 14 22 11 3 3 6 10
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 72 12 19 31 54 4 0 0 0 8
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 36 6 2 8 35
2012–13 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 9 2 2 4 4 9 5 2 7 30
2013–14 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 51 30 38 68 118 3 3 2 5 0
2014–15 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 32 34 66 78 7 1 3 4 4
2015–16 SCL Tigers NLA 42 18 19 37 53
2016–17 Brynäs IF SHL 52 23 16 39 22 20 9 8 17 10
2017–18 Brynäs IF SHL 49 17 16 33 46 7 3 1 4 2
2018–19 Dinamo Riga KHL 38 9 4 13 26
SHL totals 101 40 32 72 68 27 12 9 21 12

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2008–09 [9]
WCHA All-Academic Team 2009–10 [10]
DEL
Player of the Year 2015 [11]
Forward of the Year 2015 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Clark leaving IceCaps to play in Europe - Local - The Telegram". www.thetelegram.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  2. ^ "Hamburg Freezers verpflichten Topscorer Kevin Clark - 06 - DEL.org". www.del.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  3. ^ "DEL-Spieler des Jahres: Kevin Clark als großer Sieger - 02 - DEL.org". www.del.org. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  4. ^ "Kevin Clark to play for SCL Tigers" (in German). SCL Tigers. 2015-05-06. Archived from the original on 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  5. ^ Tigers, SCL. "SCL Tigers confirm signing of Kevin Clark to a one-year contract". www.swisshockeynews.ch. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  6. ^ "Poängkung klar för Brynäs IF". Brynäs IF (in Swedish). Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  7. ^ "Kevin Clark joins the Lakers" (in German). SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  8. ^ "Team Canada downs HC Lugano to win Spengler Cup for 13th time | The Hockey News". www.thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  9. ^ "NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team". eliteprospects.com. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  10. ^ "Badgers knock off Seawolves: UAA". adn.com. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
  11. ^ "DEL-Spieler des Jahres: Kevin Clark als großer Sieger - 02 - DEL.org". www.del.org. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  12. ^ "DEL-Spieler des Jahres: Kevin Clark als großer Sieger - 02 - DEL.org". www.del.org. Retrieved 2016-03-10.

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