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Ben Clymer
Ben Clymer
Position Defense
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
199 lb (90 kg)
Teams Tampa Bay Lightning
Washington Capitals
HC Dinamo Minsk
ERC Ingolstadt
Born April 11 1978 (1978-04-11) (age 38),
Bloomington, MN, USA
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1997
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 1999 – 2010

Benjamin Andrew Clymer (born April 11, 1978) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.

Playing careerEdit

Clymer was drafted 27th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.He attended and played hockey for Bloomington Jefferson High School and the University of Minnesota.

Clymer made his NHL debut with the Tampa Bay Lightning and was part of the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship team. During the NHL lockout, Clymer played with Swiss team EHC Biel in the second Swiss division.

Clymer returned to the NHL, signing with the Washington Capitals on August 8, 2005. The following year he was re-signed to a two-year contract, however due to a dip in form spent the final year of his contract in the AHL with the Hershey Bears.[1]

For the 2008–09 season, Clymer left the NHL and signed with the Belorussian entry into the KHL, HC Dinamo Minsk. After one season he moved to Germany and signed with ERC Ingolstadt.

An integral part of Ingolstadt's defense during the 2009–10 season, Clymer scored 32 points in 37 games before he was again on the move within Europe, signing with HC Lugano of the Swiss Nationalliga A.

Clymer, failed to appear for Lugano in a NLA after suffering a season ending knee injury in training camp. He then returned to Ingolstadt on a one-year contract on May 14, 2011.[2] However, unable to satisfactorily recover from his lingering knee injury, Clymer announced his retirement just over a month later on June 30, 2011.[3]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Rochester Mustangs USHL 10 2 8 10 20
1996–97 U. of Minnesota WCHA 29 7 13 20 64
1997–98 U. of Minnesota WCHA 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 70 12 44 56 93 11 1 5 6 12
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 19 1 9 10 30
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 60 2 6 8 87
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 53 5 8 13 88
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 5 1 6 21
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 14 20 34 36
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 65 6 12 18 57 11 0 2 2 6
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 66 2 8 10 50 5 0 0 0 0
2004–05 EHC Biel NLB 19 12 13 25 30
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 77 16 17 33 72
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 66 7 13 20 44
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 50 11 16 27 83
2008–09 Dinamo Minsk KHL 49 3 14 17 85
2009–10 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 37 8 24 32 70 10 2 3 5 12
NHL totals 438 52 77 129 367 16 0 2 2 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2000 United States WC 7 0 0 0 4
Senior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. Capitals have re-signed left wing Ben Clymer. Washington Caps (2005-08-08). Retrieved on 2009-03-04.
  2. Ben Clymer returns (German). ERC Ingolstadt (2011-05-14). Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
  3. "Career finished for Clymer" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt (2011-06-30). Retrieved on 2011-06-30.

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