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Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Right Wing
Number: 17
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 8, 1976
Birthplace: South Windsor, CT, United States
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Acquired: From Calgary with Calgary's seventh-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft for Washington's seventh-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft and its sixth-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft, Aug. 4, 2005
Drafted: CGY / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (77th overall)
The 13th captain in Washington Capitals history.

2008-09

Limited to only 32 games due to wrist injuries … Registered six points (1g-5a), with his goal coming against TB on 1/1 … Tallied 32 PIM in 32 games … Had assists in back-to-back games 11/19 at ANA and 11/20 at LA and in his final two games of the year, 1/20 at OTT and 1/27 at BOS … Scored four of his six points on the road (4a)… Made his Capitals playoff debut in Game 7 of the ECQF vs. NYR (4/28) … Scored a goal and was +1 in Game 4 of the ECSF at PIT (5/8).

Career

2007-08
Limited to only 18 games because of an ear injury and groin injury … Registered nine points (5g-4a), all of which came in his last 11 games (11/15-11/28, 1/13) … Had two goals and the GWG vs. TB (10/24) … Recorded two assists vs. VAN (10/26) … Tallied one PPG … Scored seven of his nine points at home (4g-3a).

2006-07: Posted career highs in goals (30), assists (24) and points (54) … Third on the team in goals, points and shots (164); fourth on the team in assists … His 30 goals were the second most in history by a Caps captain (1992-93, Kevin Hatcher, 34) … Boasted the eighth-best shooting percentage in the NHL at 18.3% (30g on 164 shots) … Second among Caps forwards in ice time (18:25) … Scored 17 of his 30 goals on the road … Tied for fifth in the NHL with four SHGs … Ranked third on the team with a career-high nine PPGs … Recorded points in at least six straight games three times throughout the year; set a career high with points in seven straight games (3/18-3/31, 3g-5a) … Registered 11 points in the last minute of a period (5g-6a), tied for third-most in the league behind only Alex Ovechkin and Olli Jokinen … Was named to the All-Monster Team by TSN’s Pierre McGuire … Received one fourth-place vote for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL’s top defensive forward … Had points in the first six games of the year, the first Capitals captain to do so in his first six games with the ‘C’ (10/5-10/19, 2g-6a) … Posted four multiple-assist games including a career-high three assists vs. CAR (10/7) … Scored the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory vs. OTT (11/6) … Suffered a mouth injury vs. BOS (11/15) and missed two games … Recorded a career-best four-game goal-scoring streak from 1/11-1/18 (5g) … Played his 400th NHL game 1/16 at OTT … Scored twice and was a season-high +3 at CAR (1/18) … Suffered a shoulder injury vs. SJ (2/21) and missed six games … Fourth multiple-goal game of the year was a natural hat trick at BOS (3/15) … Registered 11 points (6g-5a) in the season’s final 12 games … Was named the captain of Team USA at the World Championship.
2005-06: Recorded his first 20-goal season in the NHL in his first season with the Capitals … Tied for third on the team with 20 goals and fifth with 39 points … Established career highs at the time in goals and points, doubling his previous best goal total … Led the team with a career-best +9 rating … Led the team with 110 PIM … Recorded 37 of his 39 points at even strength (16g-17a) or shorthanded (3g-1a) … Ranked second on the team in even-strength scoring … Nine of his goals were the Capitals’ first goal of the game … Scored goals in three straight games for the first time in his career 11/17 to 11/22 (3g) … Posted his 100th career NHL point 3/12 vs. OTT … Recorded his first career hat trick 3/18 vs. FLA and was the No. 1 star … Had his second career three-point game 4/3 at CAR (1g-2a).
2004-05: Played in 15 games for Storhamar IL of the Norwegian League, recording 10 goals, four assists and 86 PIM … Played in three games with SC Bern in Switzerland.
2003-04: Never missed a game, appearing in all 82 regular-season games and all 26 playoff games as CGY reached the Stanley Cup Finals … Set then-career highs in points (25) and assists (15) and matched his career high in goals (10) … Tied for fourth on the team in PPGs (4) … Flames were 6-3-0-0 when he scored … Posted four multiple-point games, in which the team went 3-0-0-1 … Posted six power-play points (4g-2a) and one SH assist … Played his 200th career game 10/18 vs. BUF … Posted his first career two-goal game 2/1 vs. ANA … Scored the game-winning goal, added an assist and a fight for his second career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” 3/7 at COL … Made his NHL playoff debut 4/7 at VAN … Finished fifth on the team in playoff PIM (30), tied for 10th in points (six) and tied for eighth in goals (three) … Recorded his first playoff goal (PP) and first playoff assist (SH) 4/13 vs. VAN … Scored a goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
2002-03: Appeared in his fourth NHL season, setting what was a career high in PIM (126) and matching his then-career high in goals (10) … Recorded 18 points (8g-10a) at even strength and four points (2g-2a) on the PP … Posted three multiple-point games … Had a goal, an assist and a fight 10/24 vs. DAL … Missed only one game during the season, while celebrating the birth of his first child.
2001-02: Played in his third NHL season, scoring 10 goals … Finished fifth on the team in goals … Posted 14 points (7g-7a) at even strength, adding two PPGs and one SHG … Scored the GWG and added an assist 1/8 at NYI, his first career multiple-point game … Assisted on the GWG 3/7 at PHI in his 100th career NHL game … Missed 16 games due to injury.
2000-01: Split the season between CGY and Saint John (AHL) … Averaged 11:56 of ice time in 29 games with the Flames, posting five goals and one assist … Scored his first career NHL goal 2/19 at ANA … Played 48 games with Saint John, posting 35 points (18g-17a) and 131 PIM … Was sixth on the team with 14 points (4g-10a) in 18 playoff games as the Flames won the Calder Cup … Named the AHL plus/minus player of the month in January (+13).
1999-00: Made his NHL debut 1/12 vs. DAL … Appeared in 22 games for Calgary … Collected 33 points (16g-17a) in 48 games with Saint John … Named to the PlanetUSA All-Star Team for the 2000 Kodak AHL All-Star Classic.
1998-99: Made his AHL debut 10/9 vs. St. John’s and recorded three points (3a) … Had 40 points (13g-27a) and 123 PIM in 73 GP as an AHL rookie … Scored his first professional goal, the GWG, 10/31 vs. Springfield … Recorded six playoff points (2g-4a) in seven games.

International Career
2007: Captained the U.S. team at the World Championship … Scored two goals and added an assist in six games. 2002: Posted two goals and six PIM for the U.S. at the 2002 World Championship.

College Career
Played four years for the Clarkson Golden Knights in the ECAC, posting 128 points (63g-65a) and 392 PIM in 142 games. 1997-98: Posted 39 points and a league-high 106 PIM in 35 GP … Named to the ECAC Second All-Star Team.
1996-97: Led the league in PIM (86) and posted career highs in goals (23), assists (25) and points (48).
1995-96: Posted a career high in PIM (108) while collecting 18 points.
1994-95: Recorded 23 points (12g-11a) in 32 GP as a freshman.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Calgary in the third round, 77th overall, in 1994 Entry Draft … Traded to Washington by Calgary with Calgary’s seventh-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft (Andrew Glass) for Washington’s seventh-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft (Devin Didiomete) and Washington’s sixth-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Jens Hellgren), Aug. 4, 2005.

Personal
Supports the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation … Raising money for a new playground in his summer hometown of Henderson Harbor, N.Y. … Dropped the ceremonial first puck at the international special hockey tournament held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in the summer of 2007 … First hockey memory is attending Hartford Whalers games … Enjoys fishing … Lists Tim Wakefield as his favorite athlete and the Boston Red Sox as his favorite pro sports team … Threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks game on April 6, 2007 … Flew with the Navy’s Blue Angels in May of 2008.
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