July 17, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Junior forward Jason Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) signed a a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Clark, chosen in the third round with the 82nd overal pick by the Islanders in the 2010 NHL Draft, gives up his final two seasons of elibility at Wisconsin.
The forward skated in 21 games last season, collecting one assist and 15 penalty minutes. Clark produced two assists in 35 career games over two seasons with the Badgers.
It is uncertain where Clark will play hockey during the 2012-13 season.
Clark joins defenseman Justin Schultz as early departures who have signed professional contracts since the end of the 2011-12 season. Senior goaltender Mitch Thompson (one career game played), sophomore defenseman Patrick Daly (11 career games played) and sophomore forward Tyler Lapic (four career games played) have also left the program since the conclusion of last season.