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2023 MWC | Chris Clark

Chris Clark, who is in his 12th season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and currently serves as the team’s assistant general manager, is the general manager of the 2023 U.S. Men’s National Team. Clark is also in his fourth year as both the director of player personnel and general manager of the Cleveland Monsters, the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate,

Clark twice played for the U.S. Men's National Team in the IIHF Men's World Championship, including in 2002 and as captain in 2007.

Clark’s tenure with the Blue Jackets organization began in 2011-12 as a scout. He transitioned to the team’s director of player development for seven seasons before assuming his current responsibilities. Columbus has advanced to the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs on six occasions in franchise history, five of which have taken place since Clark joined the organization. 

Clark played parts of 11 seasons in the NHL and accumulated 214 points, including 103 goals in 607 regular-season games. He spent five seasons with Calgary (1999-2004), helping the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals, before moving to the Washington Capitals where he played for four-plus seasons and served as captain from 2006-09. Clark finished his NHL career with the Columbus Blue Jackets and appeared in 89 games while serving as an alternate captain. 

Calgary's third pick in the 1994 NHL Draft (77th overall), Clark also won the Calder Cup with the Saint John Flames, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, in 2001. 

Clark played collegiately at Clarkson University (1994-98) where he recorded 128 points (63G, 65A) in 142 games and helped lead Clarkson to a 98-39-10 overall record, four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two ECAC regular season championships. He served as captain of the Golden Knights in his final campaign.