Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kim Clackson
Defenseman Kim Clackson played three years of junior hockey before making the leap to professional hockey. Clackson, who was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 13th, 1955, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1975 as well as the World Hockey Association's Minnesota Fighting Saints that same year.

Clackson felt he had a better opportunity in the WHA and began his career there in 1975-76. The Minnesota franchise had folded and Clackson signed with the Indianapolis Racers as a free agent. After his second year with the Racers, Clackson signed with the Winnipeg Jets for two more years. When the WHA and NHL merged in 1979, the Penguins re-claimed Clackson and he was set to make his NHL debut.

Clackson spent the 1979-80 in the NHL with Pittsburgh. He played 45 games and registered three assists. The following year his rights were transferred to the Quebec Nordiques as compensation for the Penguins signing of free agent Paul Baxter. Clackson suited up for 61 games with the Nordiques, bettering his point total from the year before by two.

The 1980-81 season would be Clackson's last as a professional hockey player. He retired with a rather dubious honour. He has the most games played (106) without scoring a goal, a record that still stands as of 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 64 1 1 2 235
1973-74 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 47 2 6 8 263 7 1 1 2 39
1974-75 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 58 7 26 33 359 12 0 6 6 99
1975-76 Indianapolis Racers WHA 77 1 12 13 351 6 0 0 0 25
1976-77 Indianapolis Racers WHA 71 3 8 11 168 9 0 1 1 24
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 52 2 7 9 203 9 0 1 1 61
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 71 0 12 12 210 9 0 5 5 28
1979-80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 0 3 3 166 -8 3 0 0 0 37
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 61 0 5 5 204 -3 5 0 0 0 33
NHL Totals 106 0 8 8 370 8 0 0 0 70


Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, February 27, 1976. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) for Winnipeg's 2nd and 3rd round picks in 1978 WHA Amateur Draft and Edmonton's 3rd round pick (previously acquired) in 1978 WHA Amateur Draft, September, 1977. Claimed by Pittsburgh as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Transferred to Quebec by Pittsburgh as compensation for Pittsburgh's signing of free agent Paul Baxter, August 7, 1980.
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