LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with restricted free agent left wing Noah Clarke, Kings Senior Vice President/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Clarke, 26, appeared in 61 games with the Kings' primary affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, recording 45 points (21-24=45) and 24 penalty minutes during the 2004-05 regular season. The 5-9, 175-pound native of La Verne, California, added a goal and six penalty minutes in six post-season games with the Monarchs.
During the 2003-04 season, Clarke became the first-ever California-born player to skate with the Kings and he had one point (an assist) in the two games he played for the Kings.
The Kings originally selected Clarke in the ninth-round (250th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He played four years of college hockey at Colorado College, where recorded 176 points (63-113=176) in 164 career games.