The Marlies announced on Thursday that the team has re-signed veteran forward Rich Clune to a one-year AHL contract. Clune first joined the organization for the 2015-2016 season and has suited up in 164 games for the Marlies over the last five seasons, racking up 18 goals and 25 assists.
Dicky is back!
We’ve signed forward Rich Clune to a one-year AHL contract. #ForeverStartsHere
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— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 15, 2020
Clune’s value to the organization has stretched far beyond his contributions on the ice, serving as a mentor of sorts for many of Toronto’s young prospects as they come through the AHL system. Kyle Dubas and his staff have shown again and again that they value what Clune brings to the organization despite the fact that he has played just 31 games in the last two seasons.
Rich Clune is coming back for another season with the Toronto Marlies.
He’s become such a respected voice in that dressing room. Ask almost any #Leafs prospect who’s done time in the AHL, and there’s a story there about an impact Clune has had on them.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 15, 2020
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation