The Los Angeles Kings agreed to one-year contracts with four players on Saturday, signing Richard Clune, Corey Elkins, Marc-Andre Cliche and Trevor Lewis. All four spent time with the Manchester Monarchs last season.
Clune played in 14 regular season games with the Kings last season, his first in the NHL. He spent the bulk of the season with the Monarchs, accumulating 14 points and 126 penalty minutes in 44 games. His 126 penalty minutes ranked second on Manchester.
Lewis began last season with the Kings before returning to Manchester on Oct. 30. An upper body injury limited Lewis to just 23 regular season games with the Monarchs. Lewis returned from the injury on March 5 and had nine points, 10 penalty minutes and a team-leading 52 shots in 16 playoff games, helping the Monarchs advance to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.
Elkins had one goal in three games with the Kings this past season, his first in the NHL, and he recorded 43 points - second on the team - in 73 regular season games with Manchester. His 21 regular-season goals led Manchester, and Elkins had eight points for the Monarchs in the playoffs.
Cliche played in one game with the Kings last season - his NHL debut - March 2 at Dallas. He recorded 25 points and 45 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games with Manchester, serving as a team alternate captain. Cliche also earned two points and eight penalty minutes 12 playoff games.