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Kyle Clifford

26-Year-Old Left Wing – Los Angeles Kings

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The veteran winger is responsible in his own end and has improved his possession game over the years. He posted a career-high 2.9 Relative Corsi For percentage last season -- a comparison of possession value against the rest of the team -- which was the first time he recorde...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  10/21/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 211   DOB: 1/13/1991
BORN: Ayr, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #35 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Clifford Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $8 million contract extension with the Kings in February 2015.

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Kyle Clifford NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 19 NHL LA 76 7 7 14 -10 141 69 10.1 0 0 9:30 0 0 0 0:02 138 17
2011-12 20 NHL LA 81 5 7 12 -5 123 88 5.7 2 0 9:24 0 0 0 0:11 179 9
2012-13 21 NHL LA 48 7 7 14 1 51 56 12.5 1 0 10:36 0 0 0 0:17 155 12
2013-14 22 NHL LA 71 3 5 8 6 81 74 4.1 0 0 10:10 0 0 0 0:10 189 13
2014-15 23 NHL LA 80 6 9 15 5 87 117 5.1 1 0 10:44 0 0 0 0:06 200 14
2015-16 24 AHL ONT 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2015-16 24 NHL LA 56 3 6 9 -1 55 68 4.4 0 0 9:21 0 0 0 0:04 111 11
2016-17 25 NHL LA 73 6 6 12 -2 92 122 4.9 0 0 10:43 0 0 0 0:06 146 7
2017-18 26 NHL LA 3 0 1 1 2 2 4 0.0 0 0 8:49 0 0 0 0:27 3 1

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Kyle Clifford – Playing Time Overview

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Clifford was on the ice for 8:49.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Clifford was on the ice for 0:27 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Clifford was on the ice for 0:01 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 9:21 0:04 0:06
2016-17 10:43 0:06 0:02
2017-18 8:49 0:27 0:01

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Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 15 NYI Did Not Play
Oct 14 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 11 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 5:21 0:05
Oct 7 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:11 0:44
Oct 5 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:56 0:33

Kyle Clifford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Clifford has been deemed week-to-week after suffering an upper-body injury Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

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Clifford will not return to Wednesday's game against Calgary due to an upper-body injury, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports.

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Clifford went to the locker room after taking a hit from the Flames' Michael Stone, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Clifford earned an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over Edmonton.

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Clifford scored an unassisted goal and took a fighting major during Monday's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Clifford (upper body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Canucks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

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Clifford (undisclosed), who was held out of action Tuesday, was back skating at an optional practice Thursday morning, but he remains unlikely to return for the evening's game, LA Kings Insider reports.

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Clifford is expected to return to the lineup and skate on the fourth line against Buffalo on Tuesday, LA Kings Insider reports.

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Clifford was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Clifford tallied an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Stars.

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Clifford played an active game on the offensive end Thursday, firing five shots on net and scoring his first goal of the season in a 5-2 loss to the Isles.

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Clifford (upper body) has been officially activated from injured reserve and is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Ducks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014-15

Clifford has led the Kings in PIMs in each of his four seasons, though his totals have dropped in each season. He's one of the lowest possession-time forwards on the Kings and finished with the lowest point totals among regulars, but doesn't seem to be on the verge of losing his spot in the lineup. He'll return in a bottom-six role for the Kings.

2013-14

Clifford parlayed some strong play at the start of the season into a regular role with the Kings, posting 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 48 games. He's young enough (22) to take a step forward offensively, but doesn't ever figure to put up more than a dozen goals in the NHL. He'll give the Kings some young legs, but limited offensive upside in a third or fourth line role again.

2012-13

Clifford had a forgettable regular season (five goals and seven assists in 81 games) before suffering a concussion in the Kings' first playoff game and playing in just two postseason games after that. He's still just 21 and has the ability to move up to a third-line role, but the Kings have a host of left wingers competing with Clifford for a roster spot. He has the ability to put up double-digit goal totals, but the emergence of guys like Kyle Westgarth and Jordan Nolan muddy his outlook.

2011-12

Clifford filled the pugilist role for the Kings with Wayne Simmonds moving up the lineup and rewarded his owners with 141 PIMs in 76 games. He's never going to score much, though he did tally five points in six playoff games, and doesn't see much ice time but figures to be a nightly presence in the Kings' lineup for those looking for some goon points.

2010-11

Clifford has the size (6'1", 200 pounds) to play in the NHL right now and could conceivably push for a roster spot this year after spending the last three years in the OHL if the Kings decide to add some grit to their lineup but his offensice game isn't ready for the NHL just yet. He's likely ticketed for the AHL this season.

2009-10

Clifford was a bit of a reach when the Kings took him in the second round of the '09 entry draft but the Kings like his work ethic. His future is more of a rugged, physical forward who doesn't figure to light the lamp very often.