Clayton Stoner
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Clayton Stoner


Port McNeil British Columbia

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Free agent signing, 2014


205 lbs.

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2003-04: Clayton Stoner was second in points from a defenseman for the Tri-City Americans (WHL) with 31 on seven goals and 24 assists. He also led the team in plus/minus rating at +21.  Named team playoff Co-MVP. Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the third round, 79th overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft.

2004-05: Stoner set WHL career-high marks and led the Tri-City Americans defensemen in goals with 12 and assists with 34 in 60 games. He was the second-leading scorer on the team and ninth in the WHL for defensemen. Named to Second WHL All-Star Team.

2005-06: In his AHL rookie season with the Houston Aeros, Stoner had 24 points on 6 goals and 18 assists in 73 games, which led the team for rookie defensemen and was third overall on the team in scoring for defensemen.

2006-07: Like many players on the Aeros, Stoner took a step back, and was one of the Wild prospects singled out by GM Doug Risebrough for his disappointing play at the end of the season. Missed Wild training with a separated shoulder sustained in the final game of the Traverse City prospects tournament. With Houston, scored one goal and had six assists in 65 games and had a plus/minus rating of -9.

2007-08: Stoner struggled with injuries and played a career-low 56 games. Suffered a concussion early in the season and missed a few weeks. Like the Aeros however, got his game back on track with three goals and 12 assists and a +7 plus/minus rating.

Talent Analysis
Stoner is a stay-at-home defenseman, a competitor and team leader, often blocking shots and risking his health to help the team. At 225 lbs he’s a tough customer, but his skating has always been an area he needs to improve. Durability with his physical style has been a concern as he has played in fewer games in each successive season in the AHL.
Stoner signed with the Anaheim Ducks as a free agent in 2014.