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Kim Clackson (born February 13, 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 106 games in the National Hockey League and 271 games in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Indianapolis Racers.

Defenseman Kim Clackson played three years of junior hockey before making the leap to professional hockey. Clackson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1975 as well as the World Hockey Association's Minnesota Fighting Saints that same year.

Clackson felt he had a better opportunity in the WHA and began his career there in 1975-76. The Minnesota franchise had folded and Clackson signed with the Indianapolis Racers as a free agent. After his second year with the Racers, Clackson signed with the Winnipeg Jets for two more years. When the WHA and NHL merged in 1979, the Penguins re-claimed Clackson and he was set to make his NHL debut.

Clackson spent the 1979-80 in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played 45 games and registered three assists. The following year his rights were transferred to the Quebec Nordiques as compensation for the Penguins signing of free agent Paul Baxter. Clackson suited up for 61 games with the Nordiques, bettering his point total from the year before by two.

The 1980-81 season would be Clackson's last as a professional hockey player. He retired with a rather dubious honour. He has the most games played (106) without scoring a goal, a record that still stands.

His son, Matt Clackson plays for the Philadelphia Phantoms.

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