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Prospect Spotlight -- Chris Clapperton

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers

Prospect Spotlight – Christopher Clapperton

Position: F

Hometown: Cap-d'Espoir, QC

Number: 57

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 180

Shoots: L

Drafted: 2011 by Florida Panthers, fifth round (122nd overall)

A strong two-way hockey player, Christopher Clapperton has proven over time in the QMJHL that he is just as much a threat with the puck than without. The feisty winger may not be the biggest player on the ice, but he plays beyond what his stature shows.

At the season's start Clapperton put together a hat trick (Sept. 26 at Drummondville) and hasn't stopped producing for Rimouski Oceanic since then.

Currently riding a four-game point streak (2-4-6), dating back to Oct. 21, Clapperton has amassed a total of 11 points (2-9-11) in 13 games in October and 20 points (8-12-20) in 17 games with a plus-11 rating.

Clapperton has proven that he can create offense at the junior level finishing with 77 points (34-43-77) in 67 games during his 2012-13 draft year, followed by a 62 point (26-36-62), 53 game campaign the following season. If his track record is any indication, Clapperton is in for another big year in juniors.

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