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July 10, 2014

Anaheim inks defensemen Mat Clark and Jesse Blacker to one-year deals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defensemen Mat Clark and Jesse Blacker to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 NHL season.

Clark, 23 (10/17/90), has played two career NHL games with Anaheim, going scoreless in 2011-12. Clark has scored 4-36=40 points with 316 penalty minutes (PIM) in 237 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Norfolk, Syracuse and Manitoba. He set career highs in several offensive categories in 2010-11 with Syracuse, including goals (2), assists (14), points (16), games (80) and PIM (128). The 6-4, 213-pound blueliner has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, earning 1-1=2 points with 13 PIM.

Blacker, 23 (4/19/91), has scored 11-42=53 points with 129 PIM in 180 career AHL games with Norfolk and the Toronto Marlies. The 6-2, 190-pound defenseman has played 20 career AHL postseason games, earning 1-2=3 points with 14 PIM. Selected by Toronto in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Blacker was acquired from the Maple Leafs with second-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz.

Hockey returns to Scope on October 11 for the beginning of the 2014-15 AHL regular season schedule. Season tickets and 10-pack tickets are currently available for purchase. Call 757-640-1212, go to, or visit the Admirals' administrative office at Scope for more information.

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