L.A. Kings sign Kyle Clifford to five-year extension
Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford (left) celebrates with goalie Jonathan Quick after defeating the St. Louis Blues in a shootout at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Kyle Clifford to a five-year contract extension Wednesday.
Clifford's deal is reportedly worth $8 million, for an annual average of $1.6 million per year. Clifford was in the last of a two-year, $2.15 million contract.
Clifford, 24, has appeared in 333 career NHL regular-season games, all with the Kings, totaling 58 points (25 goals, 33 assists) and 462 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-2, 208-pound native of Ayr, Ontario, has tallied 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and a team-leading 66 penalty minutes this season.
Clifford, a second-round (35th overall) selection of the Kings in the 2009 NHL Draft, has been a part of both Stanley Cup runs with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014. He has played in 47 postseason games, registering 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) and 56 penalty minutes, including assisting on the Stanley Cup-clinching goal scored by Alec Martinez in Game 5 against the New York Rangers.