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Kim Clackson Kimbel Gerald Clackson

Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Shoot: R
Born: 13 Feb 1955, Saskatoon SK

 

Regular Season & Playoff Scoring Record (key)

year team
gp
g
a
pts
pim
gp
g
a
pts
pim
1975-76 Indianapolis
77
1
12
13
351
6
0
0
0
25
1976-77 Indianapolis
71
3
8
11
168
9
0
1
1
24
1977-78 Winnipeg
52
2
7
9
203
9
0
1
1
61
1978-79 Winnipeg
71
0
12
12
210
9
0
5
5
28
Totals:
271
6
39
45
932
33
0
7
7
138

 

Excerpts from Zander Hollander Complete Hockey Handbook, 1976-77 (by Reyn Davis)

Knocked more chips off the shoulders of would-be intimidators than any other player in league history ... Claimed to be unbeaten in his first 25 fights by his coach, Jacques Demers, who anxiously pointed out that in almost every case, his opponent was on acknowledged tough guy ... Wants to become a doctor of medicine ... Attends the University of Saskatchewan in the offseason ... Played beside Pat Stapleton, who marvelled at his fistic abilities but groomed him into a thinking man's defenseman ... Soft spoken, very mannerly and unmarked ... Had more fights 33, than any other player in the league ... Had 38 minutes in one night alone, drawing two misconducts, two majors, a double minor, and two minors against Quebec.

 

Excerpts from Pro Hockey, WHA 1976-77 (by Dan Proudfoot)

Kim Clackson drinks milk, trains hard, tries hard to live an exemplary life, and beats up on people. This combination earned him considerable publicity, for the youngster had a record 359 minutes in penalties and he got most of them in the first half of the season.

"I don't go looking for trouble but I guess I have a reputation now," he offered at mid-season. "If someone gives me a cheap-shot I'll pay them back ten-fold. I don't mind admitting I keep a grudge.''

The most important development of 1975-76, though, was that Clackson got to play defense in partnership with the crafty Pat Stapleton. "I know I've got a lot to learn," says Clackson. "I want to be more than the league's penalty leader."

Racers want him to retain his toughness because many of the Indianapolis forwards are small and subject to intimidation. "Because of him, other teams know they can't intimidate us," says Jacques Demers.

 

Excerpts from Zander Hollander's Guide to Pro Hockey, 1978-79 (by Reyn Davis)

Nicknamed "The Kid" by Pat Stapleton in Indianapolis when he challenged all comers for the Racers ... A factor player whose statistics bely his contributions ... With him in the lineup, all of the Jets are braver ... Well read person ... A goon hunter is probably his most apt description ... No matter what the odds, the situation, or the locale, he'll challenge the heavies ... Works hard at trying to become a better hockey player ... Took skating lessons in the off season ... Makes one defiant circle around the whole ice surface when the teams appear to start a period

 

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