November 20th, 2012, 02:14 PM #1
Kyle Clifford signs with Reign
ontarioreign.com: Team News
ONTARIO, Calif. Ė The Ontario Reign, defending Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHLís 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, announce the signing of LA Kings Stanley Cup Champion left wing Kyle Clifford.
Clifford, 21, joins the Reign after spending the 2011-12 season with the Los Angeles Kings. He appeared in 85 games and recorded 12 points (5g, 7a) and 123 penalty minutes with the Kings. During their playoff run he skated in three games.
A native of Ayr, Ontario, Clifford made his professional debut with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2009-10 post-season. He played in seven games and recorded two assists. He made his NHL debut with the Kings in 2010-11 playing in 76 games. He posted 14 points (7g, 7a) and 141 penalty minutes. He played six games in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and earned 5 points (3g, 2a).
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound left wing will bring size and toughness to the Reign in addition to two seasons of NHL experience. In his rookie season, Clifford ranked first in penalty minutes for the Kings and second in the NHL for rookies with 141. He also came in fourth on the team for hits with 138.
Clifford was a Kings second round draft pick, 35th overall, in 2009.
From 2007-10 the left winger played at the major junior level with the Barrie Colts. While with the Colts he recorded 100 points (45g, 55a) and 327 penalty minutes in 184 games. In his final year with the Colts, Clifford helped them advance to the OHL Championship Finals before falling to the Windsor Spitfires. After being eliminated he played with the Monarchs (AHL) and help them advance to the AHLís Eastern Conference Finals.
November 20th, 2012, 02:46 PM #2
This should be interesting.
November 20th, 2012, 03:07 PM #3
It'll be good for him to get on the ice. Nobody can question this kid's work ethic and conditioning, but there's nothing like playing. It's not the NHL, but it will help keep him sharp. Hopefully he'll also get some confidence and bring that up to the Bigs when this travesty is settled.
November 20th, 2012, 03:10 PM #4
November 20th, 2012, 03:17 PM #5
I'm loving this! Welcome Cliffy, GO REIGN!!!
November 20th, 2012, 03:35 PM #6
I'm also loving this! My wife is loving this even more than all of us.
November 20th, 2012, 04:18 PM #7
So setiguchi and clifford now. Gunna be intresting. Went to the reign game against the bulls last week when they lit them up 8-1. Awesome night.
November 20th, 2012, 04:54 PM #8
November 20th, 2012, 05:15 PM #9
I wish the rest of the Kings not playing would also sign, then we will be ready for the January season....
December 22nd, 2012, 01:22 PM #10
Anyone know when he's supposed to return to the lineup? Enjoy watching him play for the Reign and hope to see him back on the ice soon.