Reign bring back Cameron Burt

Just in from the Reign:

“The Ontario Reign announced today that Cameron Burt is back with the Reign for the third time.

“I’m really looking forward to playing in Ontario and taking another run at the Kelly Cup Championship with a strong team,” Burt said.

Burt, 26, made his professional debut with Ontario at the end of 2011-12 and returned for his full rookie campaign in 2012-13. The Detroit, MI native, a natural forward, stepped up and played defense last year, a position he had little experience in, only 30 games as a junior. Burt not only held his own at the blue line, but was a standout as the highest scoring defenseman for the Reign and second highest scoring rookie defenseman in the ECHL.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound skater earned 38 points (2g, 36a) in 61 games and finished the season with a plus-minus rating of +18. His impressive performance in 2012-13 earned Burt a spot on the All-ECHL Rookie team.

“Looking at this next season, I want to improve the physical side of my game and gain more experience playing with the veteran players that are on the team,” Burt said.

Reign sign Kings left wing Kyle Clifford

ONTARIO – The Ontario Reign announced on Wednesday the signing of Kings left wing Kyle Clifford.

Clifford, 21, appeared in 85 games and recorded 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 123 penalty minutes with the Kings during their Stanley Cup winning 2011-12 season. During their playoff run he skated in three games.

An Ayr, Ontario, native, Clifford was a second round draft pick (35th overall) for the Kings in 2009.

Clifford made his professional debut with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2009-10 postseason. He played in seven games and recorded two assists. He made his NHL debut with the Kings in 2010-11 playing in 76 games. He posted 14 points and 141 penalty minutes. He played six games in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and earned five points (three goals, two assists).

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound left, ranked first in penalty minutes for the Kings and second in the NHL for rookies with 141. He also came in fourth on the team for hits with 138.

The Reign play at San Francisco on Friday and at Bakersfield on Saturday before returning home to take on the Orlando Solar Bears on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena.