Coach Terry Murray Selects His Kings Rookie of the Year

Moving right along here in our weekend series focusing on the best Kings newcomer this season…

The four leading candidates for the title – Jonathan Bernier, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez – have all weighed in with their opinions on each other and made their selection for who should win.

Essentially, we had two ties, one vote for Lewis and one vote for Clifford.

To bring things to a decisive finish, we have two more people to check in with today. First up, here is what coach Terry Murray had to say when asked who he would pick as the Kings Rookie of the Year…

“I really like what Bernier has done in the second half. His game has been quality and he won some huge games for us. I think Clifford, as a young guy coming in, not having any pro experience at all – out of juniors, surprising us, making the team, making a difference in games, trying to get energy into a team, maybe, on a tough night, tough game, by going out and fighting somebody – that’s a hard job. He deals with it, he handles it, he does it just on his own, he figures that part of it out. Now he’s playing an important role on this hockey club. So, you’d probably have to look at him.”

Later today we’ll see what Dustin Brown has to say. After all, he’s the captain – it is his team.
[update: Brown's analysis of the rookies and his vote are available here]

To read the comments from all four candidates posted earlier in the series, simply click the name of the player here: Bernier, CliffordLewis or Martinez.  Each article has them talking about the other rookies and trying to identify who was the best.

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