LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have assigned defenseman Peter Harrold and forward Matt Moulson to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Wednesday.
Harrold, 24, has one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in five games with the Kings this season. With the Monarchs, he has 39 points (7-32=39) and 21 penalty minutes in 45 games this season. His 32 assists rank first amongst defensemen in the AHL and his 39 points are tied for second amongst blue-liners in the circuit. Harrold, who represented the Monarchs at last month’s AHL All-Star Classic, is a 5-11, 195-pound native of Kirtland Hills, Ohio. He has played in 17 career NHL games – all with the Kings – and has three points (0-3=3) and eight penalty minutes. Harrold was originally signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 12, 2006.
Moulson, 24, has played in 22 games with the Kings this season and has nine points (5-4=9) and four penalty minutes. With the Monarchs, he has played in 30 games this season and has 32 points (17-15=32) and 15 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 210-pound Moulson, who was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the ninth-round (263rd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 1, 2006. The native of North York, Ontario, made his NHL/Kings debut at San Jose on Nov. 2, 2007.