Clitsome, the 271st pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, made his NHL debut last season by playing in 11 games, recording 1 goal, 3 points and 6 penalty minutes.
In 64 games for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, Clitsome recorded 5 goals, 20 points and 42 penalty minutes. He has totals of 9 goals, 39 points and 105 penalty minutes in 137 career games for Syracuse.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic