April 20, 2017
Cam Clarke was the NAHL Defenseman of the Year in 2015-16 and he also played in the NAPHL during the 2013-14 season.
In a continuing video series for the 2016-17 season, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is please to feature their extensive list of alumni in the NHL, NCAA and beyond in a new series entitled the NAHL Now: Alumni Series.
The NAHL Now: Alumni Series will be a regular video segment that highlights an alumni of the NAHL, who are currently playing in the NHL, NCAA or elsewhere as we try and catch up with their current situation, as well as, take a look back during their time playing in the NAHL.
We also try and get some feedback from coaches who constantly scout the league looking for players and who have made a lasting impact on the league
One of the NCAA Division I schools that has several NAHL alumni from season to season are the Ferris State Bulldogs in the WCHA. Head Coach Bob Daniels is a former NAHL player and former NAHL head coach. The NAHL visited with some Ferris State players and NAHL alumni, which included former Lone Star Brahmas defenseman and NAPHL'er Cam Clarke.
Clarke appeared in 35 NCAA games for Ferris State during his freshman season this past year and recorded 11 points.
"The NAHL prepares for the speed and skill that you see in the NCAA. It is a great stepping stone for young players. The coaches really work hard to develop you and move you onto the next level." -Cam Clarke
Clarke played for the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) under head coach Dan Wildfong during the 2015-16 season. Had 50 points on nine goals and 41 assists in 59 regular season games for the Brahmas and was named the NAHL Defenseman of the Year at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.
Prior to the NAHL, he spent time with the West Michigan Hounds 18U team in the NAPHL during the 2013-14 season, where he had 22 points in 24 games.
He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round (136 overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft.