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Getting to Know: Clark Seymour

by James Santelli / Pittsburgh Penguins

Size: 6-foot-4, 202 pounds
Birth Date: May 18, 1993
How the Pens Acquired Him: Drafted in 5th round (143rd overall) of 2012 NHL Draft

Claim to Fame:
Like father, like son. Clark's dad Mark Seymour (sensing a rhyme here) played in the Ontario Hockey League from 1982-84. Clark just completed his fourth season in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes.

2012-13 Season:
The stay-at-home defenseman was named an alternate captain for Peterborough and played 62 games over the longest season of his career. After the OHL season, Seymour spent a month practicing and working out with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an amateur tryout agreement.

Numbers Never Lie:
Though more physical than goal-happy, Seymour flashed more scoring prowess in 2012-13. He set career highs with three goals, 10 assists and 13 points for the Petes last year. The defenseman also showed more discipline and restraint, totaling only 61 penalty minutes in 62 games compared to 96 PIM in 47 games the previous season.

Pens' Take: "Very good skater. Plays a hard, physical game … Clark Seymour is a denter.” – Randy Sexton, co-director of amateur scouting

Seymour on how he can transition to the pro game:
"Obviously with my size needs to come speed. Being a big body, you tend to be slower than others, so keeping up to par with my speed, get stronger and bigger in size. I think I have the skills to keep up with players of a bigger size and older age."
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