Jason Clark
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Jason Clark

Hometown:

Eden Prairie Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-02-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (82nd overall), 2010

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Jason Clark scored 18 goals with 26 assists and had 54 PMs in 48 games for Shattuck-St. Mary’s after transferring to the school from Eden Prairie (MN) HS; where he played as a freshman and sophomore.

2009-10: Clark scored 23 goals with 23 assists and had 80 PMs in 54 games for Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a senior and committed to playing college hockey at Wisconsin in 2010-11. Clark was ranked 81st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected in the third round (82nd overall) by the Islanders in the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Clark saw limited action as a freshman for Wisconsin. He appeared in 14 games and had 1 assist and was +1 with 6 PMs. Clark was bothered by a nagging hip condition during the season which required surgery over the summer.

2011-12: Clark skated in 21 games for the University of Wisconsin as a sophomore. He had 1 assist and was minus-five with 8 penalty minutes in a lower line role for the Badgers. Wisconsin finished under .500 for only the third time under coach Mike Eaves, finishing tenth in the WCHA, and lost to Denver in overtime of the decisive third game in their first round playoff series. Clark signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders in July 2012; foregoing his final two seasons of college hockey.

2012-13: A frequent healthy scratch while he was with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport during the NHL lockout, Clark appeared in four games before being sent to the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators in December. He returned to Bridgeport for four games in April. In eight AHL games he had 2 assists and was an even plus-minus with 13 penalty minutes. The Sound Tigers missed the AHL playoffs after finishing third in the Northeast Division. Clark played 24 games for Gwinnett and scored 2 goals with 7 assists; finishing -9 with 36 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Clark split his second pro season between Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport and the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder — missing much of the year due to an upper-body injury. He began the year in the AHL with the Sound Tigers, skating in 11 games before being assigned to Stockton in November. Returning to Bridgeport for one game late in the year, he had 1 assist and was minus-3 with 4 penalty minutes in 12 AHL games. Bridgeport finished fifth in the Northeast Division; missing the AHL playoffs. Clark had no points and was minus-10 with 22 penalty minutes in 24 regular season games with Stockton. The Thunder finished third in the Pacific Division and advanced to the second round in the playoffs.  Clark did not play for Stockton in the playoffs. 

Talent Analysis

Clark has very good size, but has not shown much of a scoring touch since playing prep hockey at Shattuck-St Mary’s in Minnesota. He has a physical component to his game but his future is uncertain due to health issues and a lack of production at the minor level to this point.

Future

Clark is with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2014-15. He is still not medically cleared due to concussion issues and has yet to play a game.

 

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