The Ducks have signed defensemen Mat Clark
and Jesse Blacker
to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Clark, 23 (10/17/90), has played two career NHL games with Anaheim, going scoreless in 2011-12. Clark has scored 4-36=40 points with 316 penalty minutes (PIM) in 237 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Norfolk, Syracuse and Manitoba. He set career highs in several offensive categories in 2010-11 with Syracuse, including goals (2), assists (14), points (16), games (80) and PIM (128). The 6-4, 213-pound blueliner has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, earning 1-1=2 points with 13 PIM.
Blacker, 23 (4/19/91), has scored 11-42=53 points with 129 PIM in 180 career AHL games with Norfolk and the Toronto Marlies. The 6-2, 190-pound defenseman has played 20 career AHL postseason games, earning 1-2=3 points with 14 PIM. Selected by Toronto in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Blacker was acquired from the Maple Leafs with second-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz.