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Brandt Clarke Profile


Brandt Clarke
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/181 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: HC Nove Zamky (SVK)



Brandt Clarke's Player Profile

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - : "The OHL first team rookie blends quality skating and offensive instincts with an elite brain for the game. Has already adjusted well to the professional ranks in Slovakia and would be tearing the OHL apart if it were playing."

Samuel Tirpak - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 3rd: "His offensive skills are showing even in the pro league against bigger and more physical opponents. He recognizes extremely well when to jump into the rush and when to stay put and is great transitionally."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Jan. 23rd: "Clarke is a mobile puck-moving right-handed shot who is considered an excellent passer and playmaker with great vision."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - Jan. 21st: "Rather than stay at home and remain active via his own schedule, Clarke (and older brother Graham) packed their bags for Slovakia, where they currently play for Nove Zamky in the adult-age Tipos Extraliga. The transition has been far from seamless — new language, new rink, new coaches, new systems, new teammates, new everything — but to Clarke’s credit he’s shown enough flashes with the puck and poise under physical pressure to validate his decision to play overseas."

Craig Button - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Excellent sense, creativity and imagination. Clarke has great puck skills and takes the play to the opposition. A bold player who plays with great confidence and competence."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Clarke’s hockey sense is said to be elite and he’s highly effective at both ends of the ice."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Nov. 27th: "Assertive defenceman who is never afraid to join and stay in the rush."

NHL.com - Oct. 8th: "Brandt is an extremely mobile puck-moving defenseman with high-end hockey IQ," Joey Tenute of NHL Central Scouting said. "He's an excellent passer and playmaker with great vision and execution. He's excellent on the power play and a quarterback from the back end that sees the ice so well moving the puck up ice to the right option."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Oct. 8th: "Clarke’s puck game stands out. He’s a very intelligent offensive player who makes a lot of plays. His outlets are excellent and he creates a lot of chances at both ends of the rink. He has great puck skills and is able to maneuver through traffic at a high level."

Ryan Quigley - Broad Street Hockey - Oct. 8th: "The right-shot Ottawa native is a mobile defender with outstanding puck skills. He sees the ice exceptionally well for a player his age, and thanks to his smooth skating and hockey IQ, he’s as dangerous away from the puck as he is with it on his stick."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 14th: "He makes smart decisions on reads, which helps him disrupt plays defensively and force opposing carriers to the outside with his timing and mobility. And it just feels like he has another gear — like there’s a scary level that he still hasn’t shattered through."

Jacob Barker - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 12th: "Clarke boasts incredible offensive instincts and puck skills, which are complemented by his strong defensive play and skating ability. Despite his game still having tons of maturing to do, there’s no denying that Clarke possesses all the necessary tools to be an elite offensive defenseman in the NHL."

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