The agitator is back! Kyle Clifford signed a two year contract with the Los Angeles Kings this morning, and smiles came across the social media airwaves from Kings fans.
A crowd favorite for his gritty hard working play, Clifford, 22, has spent the past three seasons with the Kings scoring 19 goals and assisting on 21, giving him 40 points over his first three campaigns. You can add 315 penalty minutes in 205 career games (1.54 PIM per game) to that stat sheet.
During the lockout, Clifford played for the Kings ECHL affiliate Ontario Reign, and gained more fans with his work ethic, even while playing at the minor league levels for just nine games.
Kyle was a big part of the Kings first four goals of the past regular season, either assisting or scoring the goal, and didn’t slow down much, showing the Kings Front Office a good reason to keep him around.
Clifford was the center of trade rumors over this offseason, and questions came in early this morning to Kings General Manager, Dean Lombardi, who pronounced to media and fans that was not a sign and trade. Kyle will be around for the next two seasons agitating opposing offenses and players, and providing a discrete offensive presence for the Kings.
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