June 15, 2012 3:00 pm

New deals for Cliche, Clune

The Kings have signed forwards Marc-Andre Cliche and Rich Clune to two-year contracts. On July 1, Cliche was due to become an unrestricted free agent, while Clune would have been a restricted free agent.

Cliche, 25, just completed his fifth season in the Kings organization and is the captain of the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate. This season, he had 17 goals and 24 assists in 72 games. Cliche has played one game for the Kings and was one of three prospects — along with Martin Jones and Jake Muzzin — to practice with the Kings throughout their playoff run.

Clune, 25, just completed his fourth season in the Kings organization. This season, he had six goals and nine assists in 56 games. Clune played 14 games for the Kings during the 2009-10 season.

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