Get To Know...
Over the course of the season and the summer LAKings.com will get you up-close-and-personal with the players in this new feature.
Off-season home: Ayr, Ontario
Favorite movie: Remember The Titans
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons, Family Guy
Favorite band: Brooks and Dunn
Favorite hockey moment: Stanley Cup in 2012
Favorite pro athlete: Mark Messier
First job: Ayr Farm and Feed
Here’s a look at Clifford’s updated on-ice bio:
13 KYLE CLIFFORD
ACQUIRED BY KINGS: Selected by the Kings in the second round (35th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
First NHL game: Oct. 9, 2010 at Vancouver
First NHL goal: Dec. 9, 2010 vs. Calgary
First NHL assist: Dec. 2, 2010 vs. Florida
Most points, game: 2, 2x’s (Last: Jan. 23, 2012 vs. Ottawa)
Most goals, game: 1, 12x’s (Last: March 17, 2012 vs. Nashville)
Most assists, game: 1, 14x’s (Last: March 24, 2012 vs. Boston)
Longest point streak: 2, 2x’s (Last: March 31 to April 2, 2011: 1-1=2)
Longest goal streak: 1, 12x’s (Last: March 17, 2012: 1g)
Longest assist streak: 2, Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2010: 2a
Career power-play goals: None
Career short-handed goals: None
Career game-winning goals: 2, Last: Feb. 7, 2012 at Tampa Bay
Career penalty shots: None
Career overtime goals: None
Career shootout goals/attempts: None
Career plus-minus: -15
2011-12: Led Kings in penalty minutes for second straight season…Scored GWG Feb. 7, 2012 at TBL..."Gordie Howe" hat trick Jan. 23, 2012 vs. OTT (1-1=2 and fighting major)...First career multi-point game in the regular season (1-1=2) Jan. 9, 2012 vs. WSH...Played 100th career game Nov. 28, 2011 vs. SJ...PLAYOFFS: Appeared in three games.
2010-11: Led Kings in penalty minutes, which ranked second among NHL rookies…First Kings rookie to lead club in penalty minutes since Raitis Ivanans in 2006-07 (140)…Most penalty minutes by Kings rookie since Steve McKenna (150 in 1997-98)…Fifth on Kings in hits (138, which ranked third among NHL rookies)…Scored goal and had 15 penalty minutes March 31, 2011 at VAN...Four points (2-2=4) and plus-5 rating in six-game span (Dec. 9-18, 2010)...Scored first NHL goal (22nd career game) Dec. 9, 2010 vs. CGY...Earned first NHL point (20th career game) with an assist Dec. 2, 2010 vs. FLA...Made NHL debut Oct. 9, 2010 at VAN...Tied for the 19th youngest player to appear in a game for the Kings (19 years, 269 days) and one of 20 teenagers to play for the Kings...PLAYOFFS: Tied for club lead in goals and points…Most points by Kings rookie in playoff series since Warren Rychel in 1993 (seven vs. Calgary, five vs. Vancouver).
2009-10: 57 points (28-29=57) and 111 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games with Barrie (OHL)…Served as an alternate captain…Eighth on Barrie (tied for 14th in OHL) in plus-minus (+32)…Tied for fourth on Barrie in goals, fifth in penalty minutes…14 points (5-9=14) and 28 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games with Barrie, helping the Colts advance to the OHL Championship before losing to Windsor...Second on Barrie in penalty minutes…Signed with Manchester after Barrie was eliminated and made professional debut May 5, 2010 in the playoffs…Helped Monarchs advance to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.
2008-09: 28 points (16-12=28) and 133 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games with Barrie…Third on Barrie (19th in OHL) in penalty minutes…Fifth on Barrie in goals…Zero points and 13 penalty minutes in five playoff games with Barrie.
2007-08: 15 points (1-14=15) and 83 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games with Barrie…Among club rookies he ranked: third in points, second in assists, first in penalty minutes (tied for third overall)...One assist and four penalty minutes in nine playoff games with Barrie, helping the Colts advance to the OHL’s Eastern Conference Semifinals.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Barrie, OHL.
INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Played for Team Canada at the following tournament: World U18 Championships (2009, 6 GP, 0-0=0, 16 PIM – led club).
To read past installments of “Get To Know” follow the links below.
Matt Greene: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=630669
Dustin Brown: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=629135
Mike Richards: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=625663
Trevor Lewis: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=624389
Davis Drewiske: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=622548
Dustin Penner: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=618720
Jarrett Stoll: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=614024
Jonathan Bernier: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=612654
Jonathan Quick: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611227
Brad Richardson: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=609903
Colin Fraser: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=608150
Ethan Moreau: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=601651
Willie Mitchell: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=603425
Simon Gagne: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598889