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Published: Monday, 9/23/2013

Forward Emerson Clark, defenseman Garrett Clarke join Toledo Walleye

BLADE STAFF

The Toledo Walleye signed physical forward Emerson Clark and tough defenseman Garrett Clarke today.

Clark, a native of Whitby, Ontario, has skated the last four years in the Ontario Hockey League. The forward played last season with the Windsor Spitfires.

In 63 games a season ago, the 20-year-old posted seven goals, 11 assists and 131 penalty minutes. The 5-10, 185-pound forward has a total of 496 penalty minutes over the last four years. He collected most of those penalty minutes through fighting majors, including 72 fights over four seasons.

“Emerson is a tough, physical, and strong young man,” Walleye coach Nick Vitucci said.

Clarke spent last season with the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League and posted one goal, three assists and 223 penalty minutes in 54 games.

The native of Windsor, Ontario spent the previous five seasons playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 6-foot, 198-pound defenseman appeared in 203 career games in the QMJHL, scoring 27 goals with 97 assists and 540 penalty minutes.

“Garrett has very good skill and toughness,” Vitucci said. “He is strong in his own zone and has the upside to play in any situation on the ice.”



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