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Clark Leaves Wisconsin After Two Seasons

CHN Staff Report

The New York Islanders have signed Wisconsin's Jason Clark to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Clark, 20, appeared in 35 games over two seasons at Wisconsin. A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Clark totaled two assists and 14 penalty minutes with the Badgers.

His career, so far, has been hampered by two hip surgeries, but Clark says he is 100 percent.

"I made this decision after considering everything. It was something I wanted to do," Clark told Bucky's 5th Quarter blog. "It had nothing to do with the coaches at Wisconsin, or playing time. I felt like this was the best decision for me."

The Islanders selected Clark in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. Prior to his collegiate career, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward played two seasons at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minnesota, totaling 90 points (41 goals, 49 assists) in 106 games.

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