Name: Kevin Clare
Height & Weight: 6’1” 189 lbs.
Birthdate: March 13, 1992
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Kevin Clare at 13:
Clare is the one in the white:
If he ever made it to the NHL: "To skate at the Garden, with all those guys watching? They always bust my chops about it, and I think it’s funny, but if it ever came true it would be unbelievable. That’d be the dream."
On the exhausting US National Team Developmental Program: "At the end of the day you just want to go home, throw your bag on the ground and get in bed," said Clare, who calls his parents every night back home in New Rochelle with updates. "But you’ve got to do your homework, or it’s going to start piling up."
The Scouting News: “One of the most underrated hockey players in all of USA Hockey…. Clare is a player any top team can build its core of D-men around. Clare has all the tools as well as intangibles to make it as a pro: size, smarts, skills and grit. What two words best describe Clare as a hockey player? The words are: ‘Something special.’”
WCHBlog: “He’s just a rock on defense. I’m not sure that he has the superstar potential the same way Merrill does, but he should be a very strong player. I could see him going late in the first round of the draft two years from now.”