Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Clifford
Goaltender Chris Clifford made his NHL debut before he'd even completed his junior career with the Kingston Canadians. Clifford, born May 26th, 1966 in Kingston Ontario was in the midst of his second junior season when the Chicago Blackhawks, who had drafted him in 1984 summoned him to the big club where he played a period of shutout hockey.

Clifford returned to Kingston for two more year of Ontario Hockey League action highlighted by Clifford scoring a goal on January 7th 1987.

Clifford turned pro the following season with the Saginaw Hawks of the International Hockey League. During the 1988-89 Clifford returned to the NHL but played just four minutes with them that season and didn't even face a shot.

At seasons end, with his contract with the Blackhawks expired, Clifford signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, he was unable to get any action with the Penguins, spending the next three seasons split between the IHL and the East Coast Hockey League before retiring in 1992.

Though Clifford retired with just 24 minutes of NHL experience to his credit, he does have the honour of a career 0.00 goals against average.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1982-83 Brockville Braves ON-Jr.A 32 1 4.33
1983-84 Kingston Canadians OHL 50 16 28 0 2 4.89
1984-85 Kingston Canadians OHL 52 15 34 0 0 5.22
1984-85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1985-86 Kingston Canadians OHL 50 26 21 3 1 3.57 10 5 5 0 1 3.30
1986-87 Kingston Canadians OHL 44 18 25 0 1 4.38 12 6 6 0 0 3.45
1987-88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 22 9 7 2 0 4.19
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1988-89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 7 4 2 0 0 4.30
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 23 17 4 1 0 3.42 6 3 3 0 0 4.01
1989-90 Virginia Lancers ECHL 10 7 1 0 0 1.75
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 56 24 26 4 1 3.97 5 1 4 0 0 4.01
1991-92 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 2 2 0 0 0 2.00
1991-92 Louisville IceHawks ECHL 56 29 19 6 0 4.25 13 7 6 0 0 4.08
1992-93 Muskegon Fury ColHL 19 8 8 2 1 4.74 2 0 5.64
1993-94 Louisville IceHawks ECHL 35 11 18 4 0 4.82 1 0 0 0 0 7.17
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0 0.00


Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 6, 1989.
Scored a goal with Kingston (OHL), January 7, 1987.
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