#44 Matt Clark – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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Matt Clark From The Mold Of: Adam Foote {svictoria - Flickr}
Matt Clark From The Mold Of: Adam Foote {svictoria - Flickr}


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44. Matt Clark – Defenseman

Date of birth: October 17, 1990
Place of birth: Lakewood, CO, USA
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 205

One-Timer: Clark registered 23 points in 63 games and was a plus 21, as a rock solid blueliner for the Brampton Batallion. Matt has received an invite to the WJC summer tryouts. His uncle, Ab DeMarco, played 344 games in the NHL between 1969 and 1979 with eight different teams. He is a stay-at-home defender who is very reliable in his own zone, rarely makes mistakes and makes good and solid outlet passes. He has a quiet confidence about him and has a great work ethic, and possesses some upside offensively.

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Adam Foote, Marc Staal

Bio/Interview Links:
TSN reported:Brampton defenseman Matt Clark had the best distance in the seated medicine ball throw, tossing the eight-pound ball 243 inches.”Scouting Combine Performance:

International Tournaments: n/a

ETA = 3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 1.5/5   Reward = 4/5

NHL Potential: Top 4 stay-at-home defensive defenseman with some offensive upside

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 6/10   Defensive = 8.5/10

Other Rankings:

Matt Clark {Dustin Hall - Flickr}
Matt "The Last Line Of Defense" Clark {Dustin Hall - Flickr}


  • ISS:  n/a
  • CSB: 31-NA
  • TSN:  n/a
  • THN: not rated

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