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.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Stevens Hire, Kings Assistant Coach Search

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage to discuss all the latest happenings surrounding the Los Angeles Kings – including: John Stevens being named the new head coach, who the team is targeting for vacant assistant coach openings, […]

The Final Interview: Darryl Sutter on the How and Why of Being Fired, plus What Lies Ahead

When all was said and done, Darryl Sutter remained Darryl Sutter right up until the very end… and even beyond.
Just days removed from being fired in Los Angeles, he was back in a very familiar setting – about an hour outside of downtown, watching the Kings AHL affiliate in Ontario. Unlike previous visits, which provided […]

MayorsManor Live: 2016-17 RD1 Playoff Podcast with The Kid

Follow @mayorNHL
For the third straight season, we’re looking to have a little fun heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Before we get to all the criticism for some predictions – and one thing is certain, you won’t like several of our picks – sit back and enjoy something a little different on this edition of […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News