Clarke MacArthur was playing in the WHL with the Medicine Hat Tigers when he was drafted 74th overall in the third round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. The Lloydminster, Alberta native played three years with Medicine Hat, helping his team win the WHL title in 2003-04 and was also named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. He was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team the following year, where he finished the season with 74 points in 58 games with the Tigers. He then helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres in July 2005 and spent the 2005-06 season with their AHL team, the Rochester Americans, where he recorded 53 points in 69 games. He played in 19 games with Buffalo during the 2006-07 season, including his NHL debut on December 19th against the Montreal Canadiens. He then scored his first goal on February 22nd against the Ottawa Senators. He re-signed with Buffalo in July 2008 and finished the 2008-09 season setting career-highs in games played (71), goals (17), assists (14) and points (31). He again re-signed with Buffalo during the off-season to a one-year contract. MacArthur is a good two-way player with great playmaking skills. He’s a hard worker who can play both center and left wing positions. At 5’11 and around 190 pounds, he needs to build more strength in order to become a better quality player and potentially a top six forward.