Clifford signs two-year, $2 million contract with Blues

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Kyle Clifford signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. It has an average annual value of $1 million.

“I pride myself on being hard to play against and not taking any nights off,” Clifford told the Blues website. “That goes with the whole Blues identity, right through the lineup. That’s how they play.

“The way St. Louis plays, it fits my game perfectly.”

The 29-year-old forward scored 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 69 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings last season, including three points (one goal, two assists) in 16 games after he was traded to the Maple Leafs on Feb. 5. He did not have a point in five games in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

Selected by Los Angeles in the second round (No. 35) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Clifford has 132 points (61 goals, 71 assists) in 676 regular-season games and 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 60 Stanley Cup Playoff games. 

Clifford won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings (2012, 2014).

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