Capitals Sign Kody Clark To Three-Year Entry Level Contract

Ottawa 67s.jpgPhotos: Ottawa 67s

The Washington Capitals signed forward prospect Kody Clark to a three-year entry-level contract with an average annual value of $870,000, the team announced on Monday morning. Clark, 19, was the Capitals’ second-round pick (47th overall) this past June. 

Clark has tallied three goals and four points in 14 games with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s this season. He recorded two goals and three points in three games for the Capitals in their prospect tournament in Estero, Florida last month.

Capitals Prospect Cody Clark Scores Twice for Ottawa ‘67’s

Capitals’ Release

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Kody Clark to a three-year entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Clark’s contract will carry an average annual value of $870,000.

The Capitals selected Clark with the 47th-overall pick (second round) in the 2018 NHL Draft. During the 2018 Prospect Showcase in Estero, Fla., Clark tied for second on the team in goals (2) and tied for fourth in points (3). Clark also appeared in two NHL preseason games this season.

In 14 games with Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, Clark, 19, has recorded four points (3g, 1a).

Prior to the NHL Draft, Clark was ranked 19th overall among North American forwards by NHL Central Scouting. The 6’2″, 184-pound forward registered 39 points (18g, 21a) in 56 games with Ottawa last season. Clark ranked fifth on the team in points and goals and sixth in assists. The King City, Ont., native recorded 12 points (7g, 5a) in the opening 15 games of the 2017-18 season, passing his point total during his rookie OHL season with Ottawa in 2016-17 (7g, 4a in 57 games).

Clark is the son of Wendel Clark, who was drafted first overall in the 1985 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and amassed 564 points (330g, 234a) in 793 games between the Maple Leafs, the Quebec Nordiques, the Detroit Red Wings, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks.

By Harrison Brown

 

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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