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Brandt
Clarke

An offensive-minded defenseman in every aspect of the game, Clarke is incredibly confident and competitive, constantly trying to make himself a pass option or drive the play himself. He has a highly-creative offensive mind and isn’t afraid to try flashy plays, and he should be able to keep catching opponents off guard from time to…

Date of Birth
February 9, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Ottawa, ON  
Shoots
Right
Weight
181 lbs
Draft Result
1/8 (LAK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 7/21 Clarke Brandt 22068 – Canada vs. Czech Republic WJC-18 by Dylan Krill View Report
Apr 26/21 Clarke Brandt 22002 – Finland vs. Canada WJC-18 by James Henry View Report
Feb 11/21 Clarke Brandt 21706 – Nove Zamky vs. Detva SLOVAKIA by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jan 31/21 Clarke Brandt 21661 – Jegesmedvek vs. Nove Zamky SLOVAKIA by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 27/21 Clarke Brandt 21634 – Nove Zamsky vs. Poprad SLOVAKIA by Dennis Schellenberg View Report
Jan 14/21 Clarke Brandt 21571 – Nitra vs. Nove Zamsky SLOVAKIA by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jan 6/21 Clarke Brandt 21536 – Trencin vs. Nove Zamky SLOVAKIA by Mat Sheridan View Report
Dec 21/20 Clarke Brandt 21480 – Kitchener vs. Barrie OHL by Joel Henderson View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 HC Nove Zamky slovakia 14 3 2 5 0.36 -5 33
2019-2020 Barrie Colts ohl 57 6 32 38 0.67 -6 38
July 30, 2021
The Tumble: Meet the fallers of the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
2021 NHL Draft grades: Full results, analysis for every first-round pick
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
10 storylines to watch at the 2021 NHL Draft
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft: The Battle Royale for No. 1
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 22, 2021
2021 NHL Draft ‘Best in Class’
July 22, 2021
Scout Survey: 2021 NHL Draft class
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 20, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – FINAL EDITION
July 17, 2021
Scout Series: Dylan Galloway and Dylan Krill on the USHL, OHL & NCAA
July 8, 2021
Power tops FCHockey’s Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
July 5, 2021
Notebook: Power, Clarke, Hughes & More
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
May 10, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: Post-2021 World Under-18s Roundtable
May 10, 2021
Notebook: World U18s edition v3
May 9, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Neumeier edition
May 2, 2021
World U18s: 10 standouts from the preliminary round
April 29, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Mailloux, Poltapov, Zellweger & More
April 27, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 2
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
April 14, 2021
Spotlight: Brandt Clarke
April 10, 2021
VERSUS: Brandt Clarke & Luke Hughes
April 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Holmes Edition
April 1, 2021
Guenther, Clarke among eligibles named to Canada’s U18 entry
March 30, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Bedard, Cossa, Hughes & More
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
March 2, 2021
Scout Series: Dylan Galloway on Brandt Clarke
February 13, 2021
Plenty of options at No. 1 for the 2021 class
February 13, 2021
FCHockey’s Winter Rankings: 5 Fallers
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 31, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Clarke, Wallstedt, Petrov & More
January 18, 2021
The Scouting Report: Brandt Clarke
January 11, 2021
Notebook: Arcuri, Clarke, Robidas & More
December 30, 2020
Holmes’ 10 Takes: World Juniors, Beniers, Sillinger & More
December 29, 2020
FCHockey’s draft-eligible loan tracker – updated
December 28, 2020
Clarke completes loan to Slovakia
December 28, 2020
Notebook: Chayka, Clarke, Dean & More
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: FCHockey’s players to watch
November 30, 2020
FCHockey’s Top-10 Preliminary Rankings – OHL
November 30, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 OHL players to watch
November 28, 2020
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Eklund, Raty, Clarke & More
November 18, 2020
Clarke’s transfer to Sweden falls through

An offensive-minded defenseman in every aspect of the game, Clarke is incredibly confident and competitive, constantly trying to make himself a pass option or drive the play himself. He has a highly-creative offensive mind and isn’t afraid to try flashy plays, and he should be able to keep catching opponents off guard from time to time. Clarke regularly tries to direct play by calling for pucks or sending stick signals. He wins his fair share of board battles, thanks to his determination, hand-eye coordination and understanding of gaining body positioning. He has quick and soft hands and displays great ability to maneuver the puck in tight spaces. He can handle the puck very well, making quick moves when in puck possession, enabling him to escape from situations where the opponents set pressure on him.  Clarke is always aware of his linemates when in puck possession and distributes pucks accurately, sometimes being able to thread the needle, showing great vision. He sometimes tends to make risky plays that can go the wrong way if failed. Decision-making in his own end is good but not great, as his vision can be narrow. He will occasionally miss one or more options that are better than whatever he picked. He could be quicker reading and reacting. He is very confident with the puck on his stick, skating it through the neutral zone in transition with purpose and showing good management of his speed and balance to find open patches of ice to make zone entries. He skates very well laterally, either moving forward or backward, and his pivots are clean. His skating mechanics aren’t perfect, he can look a little wobbly at times with his knock-kneed stride, but his explosiveness opens up tons of space. He has solid awareness when defending in his own zone, but is still learning to pick and choose when to pressure his man with body contact or simply use his long reach. Clarke’s acceleration and overall strength in puck battles is still a long way from the top levels, but he has the brain and puck skills to eventually contribute as an all-situations defender in the NHL. With the OHL season cancelled, Clarke spent his season overseas in Slovakia. While it took him some time to adjust to the league, his overall play was strong against men.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide