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Aug. 24: Capitals Sign Chris Clark

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Capitals Sign Chris Clark
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 24, 2005 – The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Chris Clark, who had been acquired via trade Aug. 4, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
Clark, 29, was acquired from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 6' 0", 200-pound native of South Windsor, Conn., recorded 10 goals, 15 assists (25 points) and 106 penalty minutes with the Western Conference champion Calgary Flames in 2003-04. He added three goals, three assists (six points) and 30 penalty minutes in 26 postseason games as the Flames came within a game of winning their first Stanley Cup title since 1989.
 
In five NHL seasons Clark has totaled 35 goals, 36 assists (71 points) and 363 penalty minutes in 278 games. Nine of his NHL goals have come on the power play and eight have been game-winners. He has totaled 10 goals in each of his last three seasons with Calgary, and his 25 points in 2003-04 was a career high. Clark played in 163 of Calgary’s 164 games during the last two seasons, missing one game in 2002-03 for the birth of his first child. Clark was selected 77th overall (third round) by Calgary in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
 
Clark played four seasons of NCAA hockey at Clarkson University, where he was named to the ECAC’s second all-star team as a senior in 1997-98.
 
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Chris Clark
 
Position: Right Wing
Birthday: March 8, 1976 (South Windsor, Conn.)
Height: 6-0      Weight: 200      Shoots: Right
Acquired: From Calgary for a conditional pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on Aug. 4, 2005.
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