Marc-Andre Cliche
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 03/23/1987
BIRTHPLACE: Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: NYR: 2005-56 overall
Missed majority of 2004-05 due to shoulder injury. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Jason Ward, Jan Marek and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Corey Fienhage) in 2008 Entry Draft for Sean Avery and John Seymour, February 5, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to training camp shoulder injury. Claimed on waivers by Colorado from Los Angeles, September 22, 2013.
2014-15 SEASON
Skated in 74 games for Colorado, tallying seven points (2g/5a)…Finished third on the team in faceoff wins (377), winning 51.3% of his draws (377/735)…Ranked second among Avalanche forwards in short-handed ice time at 2:04 per game…Recorded his second career NHL fight on Oct. 21 vs. Florida (Derek MacKenzie)…Scored his first goal of the season and won a career-high 12-of-16 faceoffs (75%) on Oct. 30 vs. NY Islanders…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 29 vs. Dallas but left the contest due to injury (oblique)…Missed five games due to the oblique injury from Dec. 1-11…Won a team-best 55.1% of his faceoffs in the month of March (70/127).


2013-14: Skated in 76 games for Colorado during his first full NHL season, recording seven points (1g/6a)…Dressed in each of the final 75 games to end the year…Was claimed off waivers from Los Angeles prior to the season on Sept. 22…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 4 vs. Nashville…Logged his first career fighting major on Dec. 17 at Dallas (Alex Chiasson)…Scored his first NHL goal on Feb. 1 vs. Buffalo…Signed a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season on Feb. 27.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven postseason games for Colorado…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the Avalanche’s first-round series against Minnesota on April 17.

2012-13: Served as Manchester’s team captain for the third season…Recorded 20 points (10g/10a) in 57 regular season games for the Monarchs…Also saw action in three AHL playoff contests…Finished his time in Manchester ranked third on the franchise’s all-time list in games played (341) and tied for seventh in points (151).

2011-12: Finished tied for fourth on the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) in scoring with 41 points (17g/24a) in 72 games…Won the Ace Bailey Award as Manchester’s team MVP.

2010-11:  Was named team captain of the Monarchs…Tallied 35 points (14g/21a) in 63 games.

2009-10: Appeared in one game for the Los Angeles Kings, making his NHL debut on March 2, 2010 at Dallas…Saw action in 66 regular season games and 12 playoff contests for Manchester.

2008-09: Suffered a shoulder injury in training camp that limited him to 31 games with Manchester.

2007-08: Made his professional debut with Manchester, tallying 21 points (11g/10a) in 52 games.

2006-07: In his final season with Lewiston of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Cliche recorded 54 points (24g/30a) in 52 games…Added 22 points (6g/16a) in 16 playoff games, ranking him third on the team.

Finished second on the Lewiston MAINEiacs in scoring with 82 points (37g/45a) in 66 games…Added four points (2g/2a) in six postseason games.

2004-05: Missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury.

2003-04: Made his QMJHL debut with Lewiston, appearing in 52 regular season games and seven playoff contests.

Helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden…Appeared in all six games for Canada at the tournament (0g/0a).

Marc-Andre resides in his hometown of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec…Actively participates in the Avalanche’s Player Clinics and Team Fit community programs…Visited Cheltenham Elementary School in Denver on Feb. 10, 2015 to help the kids learn about fitness and nutrition…Last name is pronounced KLEESH.