Originally posted on Predneck Nation  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Richard Clune with the L.A. Kings NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 15, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Richard Clune on waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. Clune is in the first of a two-year, two-way contract that will pay him $525,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level in 2012-13, and $525,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level in 2013-14. Clune, 25 (4/25/87), has seven points (2g-5a) and 98 penalty minutes in 35 games with L.A.’s primary developmental affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, in 2012-13. Since turning pro in 2006-07, the 5-10, 207-pound native of Toronto has appeared in 275 career AHL games, posting 75 points (26g-49a) and 925 penalty minutes. During the 2009-10 campaign, he played his first 14 NHL regular season games (0g-2a, 26 PIM) – and four playoff contests (0g-0a, 5 PIM) – with the Kings. The Dallas Stars’ third selection (71st overall, third round) in the 2005 Entry Draft split his junior career between the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting (2003-06) and Barrie Colts (2006-07), winning the 2005 Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL’s scholastic player of the year. Regular season Playoffs Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM 2003–04 Sarnia Sting OHL 58 3 13 16 72 5 0 1 1 0 2004–05 Sarnia Sting OHL 67 21 13 34 103 — — — — — 2005–06 Sarnia Sting OHL 61 20 32 52 126 — — — — — 2006–07 Barrie Colts OHL 67 32 46 78 151 8 3 4 7 8 2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 1 0 0 0 2 — — — — — 2007–08 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 19 1 9 10 41 — — — — — 2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 38 3 5 8 137 — — — — — 2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 35 3 6 9 87 — — — — — 2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 44 4 10 14 126 — — — — — 2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 14 0 2 2 26 4 0 0 0 5 2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 66 8 14 22 222 7 0 3 3 6 2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 56 6 9 15 253 4 0 0 0 14 NHL totals 14 0 2 2 26 4 0 0 0 5
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