This guy was fun to watch. Clune was never in the game to put goals on the board. If that happened, it was pure bonus. He’s only got seven career goals, all with the Predators. Instead, Clune’s role was to be the notorious enforcer to shift momentum and gain the mental edge.
Clune is an example of a guy who plays his role well. He’s not out there to light up the scoreboard or blaze down the ice to create scoring chances. In the 2013-14 season, Clune piled up 166 penalty minutes in just 58 games. There may have been times he put the Predators in tough penalty kills, but at least he was good at it.
You may not remember that Clune actually flashed some offense occasionally. Two of his seven career goals are game-winners. He cracks the list of scariest Predators players.