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Ducks Acquire Sgarbossa from Colorado in Exchange for Clark

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have acquired center Michael Sgarbossa from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Mat Clark.

Sgarbossa, 22 (7/25/92), has earned one assist (0-1=1) with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in nine career NHL games with Colorado. Sgarbossa appeared in three games with the Avalanche this season, recording his first career NHL point on Dec. 4 at Calgary.

A native of Campbellville, Ontario, Sgarbossa collected 4-19=23 points with 35 PIM in 40 games with Lake Erie, Colorado’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Sgarbossa has appeared in three AHL seasons with Lake Erie, posting 28-59=87 points with 162 PIM in 146 career games with Lake Erie. The 5-11, 180-pound center was selected to play in the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic and finished his rookie season with 19-25=44 points in 57 games. Prior to joining Lake Erie, Sgarbossa won the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) scoring title with 47-55=102 points in 66 games for Sudbury in 2011-12.

Clark, 24 (10/17/90), appeared in nine career NHL games with Anaheim, earning one assist (0-1=1) with six PIM. Clark made his NHL debut on Apr. 1, 2012 vs. Edmonton and collected his first career NHL point on Nov. 25, 2014 vs. Calgary.

Selected by Anaheim in the second round (37th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Clark scored 5-41=46 points with 376 PIM in 282 career AHL games. The 6-4, 220-pound blueliner also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, earning 1-1=2 points with 13 PIM.

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