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LA Kings Sign Left Wing Prospect Kyle Clifford, Make Third Round Of Roster Cuts

Kyle Clifford (right) and LA Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL

Kyle Clifford (right) and LA Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Photo courtesy LA Kings/NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On September 22, the Los Angeles Kings signed left wing prospect Kyle Clifford to a contract and made their third set of training camp roster cuts.

Four players were assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate):

Drew Bagnall, defenseman
Gabe Gauthier, center
Brandon Segal, right wing
John Zeiler, right wing

The Kings are down to 31 players on their 2009 Training Camp roster. Read more of this post

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LA Kings 2009 Draft Goes As Planned

LOS ANGELES — The National Hockey League completed its 2009 Entry Draft on Saturday in Montreal and just like on Friday, there were no major surprises from the Los Angeles Kings, who selected nine players in rounds 2-7 and were involved in four minor trades.

One of those trades sent center Brian Boyle (photo at left; courtesy Los Angeles Kings) to the New York Rangers in exchange for the Rangers’ third round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

In 28 games with the Kings this past season, the 24-year-old native of Hingham, Massachusetts scored four goals and added an assist with 42 penalty minutes. But he shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, where he scored ten goals and added eleven assists for 21 points with 73 penalty minutes in 42 games.

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