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David Clarkson

David Clarkson  #71

Toronto Maple Leafs  Right Wing
NUMBER: 71 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
Shoots: Right
2014-15: Collected his first goal of the season Oct. 12 at New York. Registered first powerplay goal since Nov. 23, 2013 on Oct. 31 against Columbus. Ranks fifth among Leaf skaters in goals (9 - tied with Joffrey Lupul and Mike Santorelli). Registered first multi-point game as a Maple Leaf Dec. 6 vs. Vancouver. Played 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Jan. 3 at Winnipeg. Season Stats: Home: 25 GP, 4-3-7 Road: 22 GP, 5-1-6 Career as a Maple Leaf: 107 GP, 14-10-24 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 2 (7X - 02/10/13 at PIT) Assists - 2 (6X - 01/27/13 at MTL) Points - 3 (3X - 02/05/13 vs. NYR) Career Notables: 2002-03: Won OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with Kitchener. Steve Spott was an assistant coach with the Rangers 2007-08: Named to the NHL Young Stars Roster 2013-14: Registered 9 fighting majors Suspended 10 regular season games (Oct. 1 22) for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to join an altercation Sep. 22 vs. BUF...Missed 8 games (Jan. 18 Feb. 1) due to elbow injury
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 12, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), October 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition