2012 NHL Free Agency: Capitals Sign Matt Clackson To One-Year Deal

The Washington Capitals announced Saturday that they had signed Matt Clackson to a one-year contract worth $525,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level.

Clackson spent the 2011-12 season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL (Vancouver Canucks affiliate), for whom he played 43 games and recorded one goal, one assist and 193 penalty minutes, the most on the Wolves and the eighth-most in the AHL.

Clackson was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers with the 215th overall pick of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and played three seasons at Western Michigan University. In all, Clackson has played 247 AHL games for both Chicago and the Philadelphia/Adirondack Phantoms (AHL affiliates of the Flyers).

Matt Clackson is the son of Kim Clackson, who played for Pittsburgh and Quebec between 1979-81.

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