35 - Dan Clarke
Dan Clarke
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Belleville, Ont.
High School: Bowmanville (OPJHL)
Position: GOALTENDER

AS A SENIOR IN 2011–12
Made his first start of the season against Holy Cross on 10/12 ... Picked up the win to open the year at 1-0-0 after stopping 21 of 24 shots on goal in a 5-3 win against the Crusaders ... Stopped all 14 shots he saw from Canisius on 10/16 for his fifth career shutout ... Improved to 3-0-0 on the year after stopping 17 of 18 shots on goal agaisnt Bentley in a 6-1 win on 10/18 ... Stopped 22 of 23 shots, and also had an assist, in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 win of Sacred Heart on 12/9 ... Stopped 7-of-8 shots on goal against Harvard in a 6-3 after entering the game in the third period .. . Stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal against Dartmouth on 2/3 in a 2-1 win at home ... Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week on Feb. 6.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010–11
Appeared in 15 games for the Bobcats, starting 12 of them … Finished the season with a 4-8-2 record … Played 790 minutes, posting a 2.89 goals-against average, .894 save percentage, and making 320 saves … Started the Bobcats’ first four games of the season, winning three of them … Made 29 saves in a win over Ohio State on Oct. 8 … Stopped 23 shots in a win over Bentley on Oct. 15 … Held Holy Cross to one goal in a win on Oct. 23 … Turned away a season-high 34 shots against Brown on Nov. 5 … Shut out Brown in the first game of the ECAC playoffs on Mar. 4.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009–10
Had a break-out season, earning team Most Valuable Player honors…Appeared in 35 games….Allowed 84 goals in 1,997:28 for a 2.52 goals-agaisnt average…Stopped 883 of 967 shots on goal for a .913 save percentage…Finished the year at 15–15–2…Posted 10 30-save games…He was named the Hockey Commissioner’s Association (HCA) Player of the Month for November…He was 7-0-0 to help the Bobcats to their perfect 8–0–0 record while capturing a pair of ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week awards…Up to that point of the season, he was the only goalie in Division I hockey with a 1.000 winning percentage for the season…Set an ECAC Hockey Tournament record with 73 saves in Quinnipiac’s five-overtime victory against Union on 3/13…His 73 saves were also a Quinnipiac single-game record, passing Justin Eddy’s 58 saves on Nov. 3, 2000. Opened the year with a 44-save, 3–1 win against No. 17 Ohio State on 10/9…Stopped 34 shots in a 4–2 win against Clarkson on 11/6…Turned back 27 of 29 against St. Lawrence on 11/7 in a 5-2 win…Ran his record to 4–0–0 after stopping 27 of 28 against Harvard in a 5–1 win on 11/13…Stopped 33 of 35 in a 4–2 win against Dartmouth…Helped No. 5 Cornell to two goals to improve to 6–0–0 on 11/21…Stopped 29 of 30 against Princeton in a 5–1 win on  11/25…Stopped 28 shots on goal against No. 19 UMass in a 5–4 overtime victory…Had back-to-back 30-save outings against Prince on 1/4 and Harvard on 1/8…Had 35 saves in a 4–3 win against No. 10 Yale on 2/27.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008–09
Played in 13 games, allowing 30 goals in 634:21 for a 2.84 goals-against average…Stopped 223 of 253 shots for a .881 save percentage while also posting a 5–6–1 win-loss-tied record…He opened his collegiate career with back-to-back wins against nationally ranked No. 11 Air Force and No. 20 Dartmouth…Named to the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic All-Tournament team after picking up the victory in his first career start against #11 Air Force…He stopped 29 shots in the win while holding AFA to just two goals...Recorded his first career shutout in the very next game in a 6-0 win over No. 20 Dartmouth on 1/3...Had eight saves over 25 minutes while holding RPI scoreless on 1/9...Had 20 saves while allowing four goals in a 4–2 loss to Union on 1/10...Held Brown to one goal while recording 19 saves in a 5–1 win on 1/30...Had 18 saves in a 5–3 win over Clarkson on 2/14/09. 

BEFORE QUINNIPIAC
Played for the Bowmanville (Ont.) Eagles of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League after being traded by the Cobourg Cougars at midseason…Played eight games for the Eagles, posting a 5–2–1 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage…Allowed just one goal in his final 120 minutes in net, while stopping 57 of 58 shots-on-goal…Had 28 saves in a 3–1 win over Port Hope…In a 2–0 win over Kingston, Clarke turned back all 29 shots-on-goal as he posted a shutout in Bowmanville’s final game of the season…Named Playoff Most Valuable Player for Bowmanville in 2007–08…Playoff MVP for Cobourg in 2006–07…Most Improved Player with Cobourg in 2005–06.

PERSONAL
Son of Dolores and Robert Clarke…Has an older brother, Dale, who played for St. Lawrence University from 1996–2000 before signing with the St. Louis Blues…Dale is currently playing in the Espo Blue Finnish Elite League…Another brother, Dylan, currently plays for Plattsburgh State…Born in Belleville, Ontario.