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Marc-Andre Cliche
Marc-Andre Cliche
Center  - COL
Number: 24
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 23, 1987  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Rouyn-noranda, QC, Canada
Drafted: NYR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (56th overall)
2013-14 SEASON
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 after sitting out six of the first seven contests…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.

2013-2014 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.

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).

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.

  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.

Made his professional debut with Manchester of the American Hockey League, tallying 21 points (11g/10a) in 52 games.

In his final season with Lewiston of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Cliche recorded 54 points (24g/30a) in 52 games…Went on to collect 22 points (6g/16a) in 16 playoff games, ranking him third on the team…Missed time during the season while competing for Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship. 

2005-06: 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. 

Missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury. 

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.

Bernie Valentine
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