Rich Clune
Rich Clune
Left Wing
Number: 56
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 25, 1987
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: From Dallas for Lauri Tukonen on July 21, 2008.
Drafted: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (71st overall)
2010-11: Led Manchester (10th in AHL) in penalty minutes…Only AHL player to have 20+ points and 200+ penalty minutes…Two assists Feb. 22, 2011 at Springfield…17 penalty minutes Feb. 19, 2011 vs. Portland…Two assists Jan. 28, 2011 at Connecticut…Two points (1-1=2) Jan. 2, 2011 at Connecticut…Two points (1-1=2) Dec. 29, 2010 at Adirondack…19 penalty minutes Dec. 11, 2010 at Connecticut…26 penalty minutes Nov.12, 2010 vs. Worcester…Tied for third on club in playoff assists.

2009-10:  Earned first two NHL points/assists, was a +2 with seven penalty minutes Feb. 13, 2010 vs. Colorado (second NHL game)...Made NHL debut Feb. 11, 2010 vs. Edmonton...Second on Manchester in penalty minutes (led club with 2.86 PIM/gm).

2008-09: Missed first month of season with Manchester due to chest injury suffered in training camp…Made season debut Nov. 19, 2008 at Hamilton…Third on Manchester in PIM/gm (2.49)…Fighting penalties in three straight games (Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2009). 

2007-08: Split season with Iowa and Idaho (ECHL)…First pro point playing with Idaho Oct. 20, 2007 vs. Victoria…First pro goal playing with Idaho Nov. 23, 2007 vs. Victoria…First pro multi-point game playing with Idaho Nov. 14, 2007 vs. Utah (0-2=2)…Began season with Idaho before being called up to Iowa…Second on Iowa in penalty minutes, led club in PIM/gm (3.6)

2006-07: Third on Barrie (OHL) in goals, assists and points…His goals, assists, points and penalty minutes all junior career highs…Received Barrie’s Sportsmanship Award in October 2006…Made pro debut with Iowa April 14, 2007.

2005-06: Led Sarnia (OHL) in penalty minutes, third on club in points.

2004-05: Third on Sarnia in points, tied for second on club in goals…OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year (Bobby Smith Trophy).

2003-04: Led Sarnia rookies in assists, tied rookie lead in points, second among club rookies in penalty minutes.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Barrie, OHL…Barrie’s Sportsmanship Award in October 2006…OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year (Bobby Smith Trophy) while playing with Sarnia (OHL) in 2004-05.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Dallas in the third round (71st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.