January 13, 1991|
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
Los Angeles Kings
35th overall, 2009|
Los Angeles Kings
Kyle Frank Clifford (born January 13, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (35th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Clifford is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Kings.
Clifford 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. During the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected in the second round, 35th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings. After the 2009–10 season, Clifford joined the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Manchester Monarchs for the postseason.
The Kings once again won the Stanley Cup in 2014, defeating the New York Rangers in five games. Clifford (alongside Tyler Toffoli) assisted on the championship-winning goal scored by Alec Martinez in double-overtime. He appeared in 24 postseason games, scoring one goal and seven points.
During the 2019–20 season, while in his tenth season with the Kings, Clifford appeared in 53 games while producing 14 points. His tenure with the team ended on February 5, 2020, as Clifford and Jack Campbell were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Trevor Moore and a third-round pick in 2020 and 2021. He made his Maple Leafs debut on February 7 against the Anaheim Ducks.
|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||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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Stanley Cup (Los Angeles Kings)||2012, 2014|||
- Elliott, Helene. "Kings defeat Calgary, 2-1, to extend winning streak to three games". Los Angeles Times Blog. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
- Goss, Nicholas. "LA Kings Complete Cinderella Run to Claim Stanley Cup Glory". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "L.A. Kings win 2014 Stanley Cup". CBS News. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
- Wyshynski, Greg. "Alec Martinez blacked out after Stanley Cup winning double-OT goal". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
- Battaglino, Mike (February 5, 2020). "Campbell, Clifford traded to Maple Leafs by Kings". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
- "LA Kings win 2014 Stanley Cup". CBS Sports. 2014-06-14. Retrieved 2014-06-14.