Chris Clark, Director of Player Personnel / Cleveland Monsters General Manager
Former Columbus Blue Jackets forward Chris Clark was named the general manager of the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, and promoted to director of player personnel by the Blue Jackets in June 2019 after spending the past seven years in player development. He joined the club in June 2012 as development coach and most recently served as director of player development, overseeing the growth of the organization's prospects playing in the professional minor leagues, various major junior leagues and college hockey.
Clark registered 103-111-214 and 700 penalty minutes in 607 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames. The South Windsor, Connecticut native appeared in 89 games with Columbus between 2009-11 and notched 8-12-20 and 59 penalty minutes while serving as an alternate captain. He spent four-plus seasons with the Capitals, tallying 60-63-123 and 278 penalty minutes in 240 games with the club and serving as captain from 2006-09.
Calgary's third pick, 77th overall, in the 1994 Draft, Clark earned All-ECAC honors during four seasons at Clarkson University from 1994-98. He spent six seasons in the Flames organization from 1998-04, including 2003-04 when he collected 10-15-25 and 106 penalty minutes in 82 games and added 3-3-6 and 30 penalty minutes in 26 playoff games to help the Flames reach the Stanley Cup Final.