Marc-Andre Cliche (LW)
2011-12 Season: Served as the Monarchs Captain for the second consecutive season...Set career-highs in games (72), goals (17), assists (24) and points (41)...Notched first professional natural hat trick against the Springfield Falcons on October 7....Recorded three assists in a 4-2 victory against the Hershey Bears on January 22...Led the team with five game-winning goals...Tied for fourth on the Monarchs in points (41), third on the team with 24 assists and ranked fourth in plus/minus (plus-9)...Tied for second in the American Hockey League with four shorthanded assists...Tied for second in the league with seven shootout goals...Went seven-for-eight in shootout attempts for the season...Appeared in his 250th professional game against the Binghamton Senators on February 3...Awarded the Monarchs Ace Bailey MVP Award, as voted on by his teammates...Recorded a goal and six penalty minutes in four games during the 2012 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Career Highlights: Named the ninth Captain in Monarchs history on October 29, 2010...Collected 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points through 63 games for the 2010-11 season...Became the 26th player in Monarchs history to record four points (2-2=4) in one game when he collected two goals and two assists against the Springfield Falcons on December 4, 2010...One of only three players to record a season-high plus/minus rate of plus-4 in a single game versus Springfield on December 4, 2010...Missed the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs due to injury...Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings in Dallas on March 2, 2010…Logged 7:23 of ice time in his debut and was on the ice during forward Brad Richardson’s second period goal…Did not record a point in his only game with the Kings during the 2009-10 season...Collected 25 points (11-14=25) and 45 penalty minutes in 66 games with the Monarchs during the 2009-10 season…Led the Monarchs in shorthanded goals (three)…Tied for second place in the AHL in shorthanded assists (four) and shorthanded points (seven) during the 2009-10 season…Awarded the Mark Bavis Unsung Hero Award, voted on by his teammates, for the 2009-10 season…Recorded nine points (5-4=9) and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games with Manchester during the 2008-09 season…Missed the first half of the 2008-09 season due to a shoulder injury suffered in training camp…Made season debut versus the Worcester Sharks on February 6, 2009…Finished the 2007-08 season with 21 points (11-10=21) and 25 penalty minutes in 52 games…Made his professional debut with the Monarchs against the Providence Bruins on October 6, 2007…Scored his first professional goal against the Lowell Devils on November 10, 2007…Missed two months of the 2007-08 season with a broken foot…Played in 52 regular season games with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during the 2006-07 season…Recorded 54 points (24-30=54), a plus-27 rating and 42 penalty minutes…Had five power play goals, four shorthanded goals and four game-winning goals…Helped Lewiston advance to the 2007 Memorial Cup tournament by recording 22 points (6-16=22) in 16 post-season games…Named Lewiston’s Most Inspirational Player for the 2005-06 season…Scored 82 points (37-45=82) in 66 games that season…Limited to 19 games in the 2004-05 season due to a chronic shoulder problem…Collected eight points (4-4=8) and eight penalty minutes in those 19 games…Registered 162 points (73-89=162) and 127 penalty minutes in 189 career games with Lewiston.
INTERNATIONAL: Member of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2007 World Junior Championships…Registered zero points and four penalty minutes in five games at the tournament.
Transactions: Selected by the New York Rangers in the second-round (56th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Jason Ward and Jan Marek in exchange for Sean Avery and John Seymour on February 5, 2007…Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings on April 9, 2007…Inked a one-year contract with the Kings on July 17, 2010... Signed a one-year contract with the Kings on July 15, 2011...Signed a two-year contract with the Kings on June 15, 2012...Inked a one-year contract with the Monarchs on September 27, 2012.