LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Jeff Giuliano from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and assigned forward Gabe Gauthier to the Monarchs, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi today announced.
Giuliano, 28, has four points (3-1=4) and 14 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Monarchs this season. The 5-9, 205-pound native of Nashua, New Hampshire, has played in 48 career NHL games – all with the Kings during the 2005-06 season – and has seven points (3-4=7) and 26 penalty minutes. Giuliano signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on August 12, 2005, and wears jersey No. 29.
Gauthier, 23, has zero points and zero penalty minutes in three games with the Kings this season. He has also played in 21 games with the Monarchs this season where he was tied for the team-lead in goals with eight and was second on the team in scoring with 27 points at the time of his recall to the Kings (December 2). The 5-9, 205-pound native of Torrance, California, has played in eight career NHL games – all with the Kings – and has zero points and two penalty minutes. Gauthier was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on July 7, 2006.
The Kings next play tonight (December 10) when they host Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. (PT) at STAPLES Center. The game will be broadcast on FSN West, KTLK AM 1150 and on the Kings Radio Network.