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Clark Signs With B'Hawks


Free agent left wing Wendel Clark, whose fiery play made him a crowd favorite when he played with the Toronto Maple Leafs, signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

"Wendell Clark is an experienced veteran who adds some goal scoring punch and some physical presence to our lineup," Blackhawks general manager Bob Murphy said. "He's a player who adds more grit and character to our team and gives us more depth at the forward position."

The 14-year NHL veteran had 32 goals for Tampa Bay and Detroit last season. He had two goals and three assists in 10 Stanley Cup playoff games for the Red Wings.

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The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder also played with the New York Islanders, Quebec and Toronto.

Clark, 32, played nine years for the Maple Leafs. He had 46 goals and 30 assists in 64 games for Toronto in 1993-94.

His career totals are 326 goals, 232 assists and 197 penalty minutes.

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