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Devils re-sign Clarkson and Tallackson

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
Clarkson – The Devils have re-signed forwards David Clarkson and Barry Tallackson. The announcement was made by Devils' President, CEO, and General Manager Lou Lamoriello. No terms were disclosed.

Clarkson, 24, scored nine goals and 13 assists while playing in 81 games last season, his first full NHL campaign. The 6-1, 200 lb. right wing posted a club-high 183 PIMs.

The Toronto-born right wing was acquired by the Devils as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He made his pro debut with Albany (AHL) in 2006-07, before making his NHL debut on March 15, 2007.

Clarkson played his junior hockey at both Belleville and Kitchener (OHL).

Tallackson, 25, completed his third pro season with the Devils in 2007-08, after recording 22 goals and 23 assists for a career-high 45 points and 54 penalty minutes in 63 games with Lowell (AHL) last season. He also made three appearances with New Jersey in 2007-08, after making his NHL debut on Nov. 12, 2005.

The 6-5, 215-lb. native of Grafton, N.D., joined the Devils after a four-season career at the University of Minnesota (WCHA) where he was a member of the Gophers' 2002 and 2003 NCAA Championship teams.

Tallackson was New Jersey's second choice, 53rd overall, 2002 Entry Draft.

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