Forward Emerson Clark and Defenseman Garrett Clarke have agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2013-14 season.
Emerson Clark, a native of Whitby, Ontario, has skated the last four years in the Ontario Hockey League including 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, three of which we spent with the Oshawa Generals. He collected most of those penalty minutes via the fight, 72 of them over four seasons.
"Emerson is a tough, physical and strong young man," Head Coach Nick Vitucci said. "He plays that Adam Keefe style and will bring a ton of energy into our line up each and every night."
Garrett Clarke spent last season with the Allen Americans of the CHL and posted one goal, three assists and 223 penalty minutes in 54 games. It was the first professional season for the native of Windsor, Ontario after five seasons playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 6'0", 198 pound defenseman appeared in 203 career games in the QMJHL, scoring 27 goals with 97 assists and 540 penalty minutes. His best offensive year was 2011-12 when the 20 year old scored nine goals with 28 assists in 55 games between Acadie-Bathurst and Gatineau.
"Garrett has very good skill and toughness," Head Coach Nick Vitucci said. "He is strong in his own zone and has the upside to play in any situation on the ice."