Marc-Andre Cliche

Jason Banks




Marc-Andre Cliche, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 203

Born: 1987-03-23

Hometown: Rouyn-Noranda, QC

Drafted: 2005 by New York Rangers, 56th Overall









December 2013 – With the opportunity from the Avalanche, Cliché has found himself a nice little niche on the lower lines. He won’t be of value to most managers, but in a pinch he will add a few faceoff wins from the right wing. Colorado has limited depth, so his roster spot is safe. Jason Banks


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September 2013- Cliché has been claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche from the Los Angeles Kings. The move is a little confusing as the Avs are pretty deep at center with Duchene, Stastny, John Mitchell, and Nathan MacKinnon occupying space on the Avs four lines. It will be interesting to see where Cliché fits on The Avs depth chart. Cliché is definitely third or fourth line material and his one way contract this season leads to some confidence the Avs will add him to the roster. Jason Banks


July 2012 – Cliché has just signed the most important contract of his life, two years this season and one way next season. He will not make the Kings this season, but should he produce, and be healthy for the whole year, he will have many openings to compete for in 2013. Cliché is at the end of prospect status being 25, next season he either graduates or becomes a depth or career minor leaguer. Jason Banks


April 2012 – Unfortunate injuries have stunted a career that is just now starting to bud. Marc-Andre is a very vocal leader on many teams he plays on.  He has been a leader/captain on Lewiston of the QMJHL, Canada’s 06 WJC team and now Manchester of the AHL for two years. He has evolved into a more two-way, role type of player in his pro career, but he does have offensive ability to pull a team forward when needed. Marc seems to always be very involved in any game he is dressed, in only 11 of 69 games this season he has failed to produce a shot and for 15 straight games he was either a plus or minus player (even over the span), an odd streak that has just been ended. Noticed or ‘Involved’ players tend to get moved forward faster than guys that disappear for stretches. Jason Banks


Fantasy Outlook:  C-


Ready to make NHL jump, with ability to produce quality scoring chances, points will follow at a 20-30 PTS/season clip.




Gets under the skin of Dallas’ Alex Chiasson




Cliche scores a great game winning goal and gets involved in other highlights through a late January game




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