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Kyle Clifford | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Clifford fought Nick Foligno in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Columbus.
If you're the Kings, this is an excellent trade. No disrespect to Clifford, but any time you can take one of the other team's best players for at least five minutes - that's a win. Unfortunately, Clifford didn't do anything else noteworthy. He now has 19 PIMs in 13 games. Nov 6 - 1:47 AM

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Kyle Clifford had an assist in Los Angeles' 3-2 win over Edmonton on Sunday.

It was Clifford's first point of the season. If he even gets 20 points in 2015-16, then that would significantly surpass his current career high.
Oct 26 - 9:40 AM

Kyle Clifford had an assist in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

It was Clifford's first point since March 10. He's not a major contributor offensively at the NHL level. In fact, he only has 62 points in 347 career games.
Mar 25 - 11:02 AM

Kyle Clifford scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.

Clifford doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues with five goals and 13 points in 64 contests. The Kings certainly like him though as evidenced by the five-year contract extension worth $8 million they signed him to on Feb. 25.
Mar 11 - 9:42 AM

Kyle Clifford has agreed to a five-year deal worth a reported $8 million.

He has recorded three goals, 10 points and 66 penalty minutes in 57 games this campaign with Los Angeles. "You forget how young he is. He'll play a bigger role as he continues to improve," coach Darryl Sutter said. I'm glad he doesn't have to look at it where he is thinking about his contract this summer. He's got a young family. I'm happy for him."
Feb 25 - 6:08 PM

Kyle Clifford scored his third goal of the season on Saturday.

Clifford opened the scoring in the outdoor game and now has 10 points this season. It was his first goal in 16 games. His fantasy value is tied up in penalty minutes as he has 66 so any offensive help is a nice bonus.
Feb 22 - 7:19 AM

Kyle Clifford fought Brandon Bollig shortly after the Flames took a 2-1 lead on Thursday night. The Kings would go on to score four consecutive goals to win 5-3.

Less than a minute after the Flames took the lead, Clifford somehow got Bollig to fight. While the Kings wouldn't score for 16 more minutes, they clearly commanded the game, out-shooting the Flames 45-18. Clifford contributed three shots and four hits to go along with his major over just 5:20 of action. He leads the team in PIMs with 64 through 52 games this season.
Feb 13 - 3:04 AM

Kyle Clifford was bumped up to the Kings' top line during Thursday's practice.

Marian Gaborik was moved to the third line as a result. It's hard to see Gaborik being kept off the top-six for long, so Clifford's position is likely temporary. Still, it makes Clifford a player worth keeping an eye on when Los Angeles faces Boston on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 10:52 AM

Kyle Clifford (flu) is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Clifford missed Tuesday's game against Buffalo because of the flu. The 23-year-old skated on the fourth line with Dwight King and Mike Richards. Clifford has one goal and six points in 27 games this season.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Kyle Clifford (flu) is feeling much better after missing Tuesday's contest against Buffalo.

He was on the ice for Wednesday's practice, but it's unclear if he'll play Thursday night. Clifford has six points, 23 penalty minutes and 60 hits in 27 games.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 06:42:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have been impressed with the play this season of Kyle Clifford.

Clifford is headed for the best offensive season of his career but his real value to the Kings is in energy and his forechecking ability. "He fills an important role on our team in terms of the energy and the physical part of it and the checking part of it and the getting ready to play every game part of it," coach Darryl Sutter said. "I think he can always know that that’s his spot, and hopefully the growth continues where it becomes the next part of it where he elevates that role. It’s really similar when you’re talking about Brayden [McNabb], quite honest. It’s really similar." Clifford has a goal and six points this season and is a much better hockey player than fantasy player.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 07:38:00 AM

Kyle Clifford was on the ice for the first day of training camp after undergoing off-season wrist surgery in the middle of July.

Clifford had a small fracture in his wrist but surgery was still recommended. He had three goals and eight points in 71 games during the regular season so we really cannot recommend him at this time. He did surprise in the playoffs with seven points in 24 games however.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Kyle Clifford underwent wrist surgery.

The procedure was advised because of a small fracture in Clifford's wrist. This is just an FYI as Clifford is expected to make a full recovery by mid-August at the latest.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Kyle Clifford notched a goal and an assist in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Both of his points came on Los Angeles' first two goals of the contest to help rally the Kings from a 2-0 deficit. Clifford hadn't scored since Dec. 11 against Toronto. The feisty forward has five points and 37 penalty minutes in 20 games during the postseason.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Kyle Clifford had six hits to lead the Kings in only 8:07 minutes of action Saturday.

Clifford tried to get things going for the Kings as he also participated in a fight as he battled Tim Jackman of the Ducks but it was to no avail as the Kings dropped a 3-0 decision to Anaheim. Clifford has three goals and five points in 43 games with 63 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating so he has some value in pools that use the penalty minute category.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 07:26:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Jordan Weal
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Derek Forbort
8Jamie McBain
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth