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Wisconsin forward Clark leaves Badgers, signs contract with Islanders

Forward Jason Clark, who played just 35 games over two seasons at Wisconsin, signed a three-year entry-level contract Tuesday with the New York Islanders.

Clark recorded two assists and 16 penalty minutes with the Badgers.

The Islanders drafted Clark in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NHL draft.

In a news release late Tuesday, Wisconsin confirmed Clark’s signing and also announced that senior goaltender Mitch Thompson (one career game played), sophomore defenseman Patrick Daly (11 career games) and sophomore forward Tyler Lapic (four games) have also left the program.


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  • Blueliner

    The other guys will need to pick it up a little to make up for those two assists!

  • scpa0305

    Wow, terrible numbers.

  • jdhockeyboyz

    He did find the back of the net in high school

    • Guest

      Where did he play in high school? Texas, Mississippi, North Dakota?

      • http://twitter.com/pucknut9 Kegs

        Minnesota the state of hockey.

        • Why not?

          For Shattuck… not in the normal HS system. I wonder if this has something to do with the coaches/system?

  • Fan Man

    What is up with Islanders and scalping NCAA players too early? Brock Nelson… Tell me how Bjuglsted returns and not Nelson! Who do you think is really more NHL ready? Garth Snow is a moron

    • FICS

      The Islanders seem to be the team in the NHL that does this the most. It’s almost like they have something against the college programs. They took Kyle Okposo from the Gophers mid-season a couple of years back.

      • Fan Man

        Okposo went directly into the NHL though.. Not saying Bjugs couldnt find a spot on their roster either but I have heard a lot of pro teams dont like the way their draft picks develop playing for the Gophers! Must be something in the water j/k! Just look at Shroeder. He left early and he is still playing in the minors. For what reason(s) would anybody leave college for the minors… I know Money etc..

        • FICS

          Vanik, Wheeler, Leopold ect… all came out of MN … I hear you on the $$ – it would be hard to turn down. I wish there was a rule that if you receive a scholarship that you have to finish your Jr. year…….

  • Guest

    Two assists and 16 penalty minutes. I guess the races for the Calder Trophy and the Conn Smythe Award for next year are wrapped up by this guy.

  • Suehater

    Fag Man always has some underlying dig at the gophers. Let it go brother!! This article has NOTHING to do with the gophers. Read it again, IT IS ABOUT WISCONSIN, the gopher’s real rival!

    • Fan Man

      Of course I do! Why talk about this guy Clark when we will never hear his name again.. If you would rather play Wisconsin (your real rival) over the Sioux that is fine with me. Personally I like playing the Gophers and Denver more but that is for another discussion. I was just merely stating that I don’t like the Islanders poaching NCAA hockey players, especially ones like Clark, maybe even Nelson who are clearly not ready for the big stage yet. Capeesh

  • Seattle51

    A lot of players are able to find the net in High School….some even do a Great job finding the net in College Hockey….but that dosn’t always translate well to the NHL….ie Tony Hrkac…..Players want to be handed opportunites….they dont want to earn them…..