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Kyle Clifford
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Born January 13, 1991 (1991-01-13) (age 29)
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing/Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2009–present

Kyle Clifford (born Kyle Frank Clifford on January 13, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League.

Kyle was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round (35th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Kyle played junior hockey with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He spent three seasons with the Colts, amassing 45 goals and 100 points in 184 games, also totaling 327 penalty minutes.

After the 2009-10 season, Kyle joined the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the postseason.

In 2010-11, Kyle earned a roster spot with the Los Angeles Kings out of training camp. On December 9, 2010, he scored his first NHL goal against Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames.

Clifford signed with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL during the 2012–13 NHL lockout, playing 9 games with the Kings' minor league affiliate until the conclusion of the lockout.

With teammate Tyler Toffoli, Clifford assisted on Alec Martinez's double overtime Stanley up-clinching goal in 2014 against the New York Rangers. It was his 24th game in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. While also having 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points.

Skipping to the 2019–20 NHL season, Clifford's time with the Kings came to an end because he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Jack Campbell in exchange for Trevor Moore and 2 third-round picks in 2020 and 2021.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Barrie Colts OHL 66 1 14 15 83 9 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Barrie Colts OHL 60 16 12 28 133 5 0 0 13 10
2009–10 Barrie Colts OHL 58 28 29 57 111 17 5 9 14 28
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 0 2 2 12
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 7 7 14 141 6 3 2 5 7
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 5 7 12 123 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 9 4 3 7 2
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 7 7 14 51 14 0 2 2 8
2013-14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 3 5 8 81 24 1 6 7 39
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 6 9 15 87
2015-16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 56 3 6 9 55 4 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Ontario Reign AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 6 6 12 92
2017-18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 50 6 4 10 48 4 0 0 0 6
2018–19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 11 10 21 96
2019–20 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 6 8 14 45
2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 1 2 3 23 5 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 676 61 71 132 842 60 4 11 15 62
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