Kyle Clifford Helps Evaluate the Kings’ Rookies

Late yesterday we heard from Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, as he first weighed in on the other three rookie’s vying for the team’s best newcomer title…and then actually shared who he’d select from the group.

Now, in the second part of an exclusive MayorsManor multi-part series, Kings rookie – and fan favorite – Kyle Clifford offers up his opinions on the field of entrants and who should win…

On Jonathan Bernier – “First full season in the NHL and he’s done a great job. When he gets in, he’s stellar out there and he makes big saves for us.”

On Trevor Lewis – “He’s our hidden weapon, really. He’s one of our best penalty killers, a really hard worker and I think he’s definitely deserving (of the award).”

On Alec Martinez. – “He came in in late November and really made an impression from the start. He’s done a great job with the power play and he’s been a big part of our d-core.”

I then asked, among those three, who would he pick as the best rookie this season?

Clifford responded with “I’d have to say three-way tie. Keep it safe.”

To read Bernier’s thoughts on the nominees and to see who he voted for (it wasn’t a tie!), please click here.

Coming up next, Trevor Lewis.

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