Veteran of 607 NHL Games is Signed to Professional Tryout
November 3, 2011
The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that they have signed forward Chris Clark to a Professional Tryout Agreement.
Clark, 35, is a veteran of 607 games in the National Hockey League with the Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets. The South Windsor, CT native recorded 5-10=15 totals in 53 games with the Blue Jackets last season.
Originally drafted in the third round (77th overall) by Calgary in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Clark spent five seasons with the Flames, which was highlighted by a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004. The right-winger was traded to Washington after the lockout in 2004-05. The 6'0", 202-pound winger recorded a career-high 30 goals and 24 assists for 54 points during the 2006-07 campaign with the Capitals. Named Washington's captain in 2006, Clark is the third longest tenured captain in the history of the Capitals.
Clark was traded to Columbus in December 2009 with defenseman Milan Jurcina for Blue Jackets winger Jason Chimera. In two seasons with Columbus, the winger skated in 89 games and recorded 8-12=20 totals. Over 13 professional seasons, Clark has seen time in 607 NHL games and tallied 214 points and 700 penalty minutes.
This past September, Clark participated in the Boston Bruins training camp on a tryout basis.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com