LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Lauri Tukonen from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Tukonen, 20, has 30 points (13-17=30), five power play goals and 26 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Monarchs this season. The 6-2, 200-pound native of Hyvinkaa, Finland, has played in one NHL game with the Kings and has zero points and zero penalty minutes. Originally selected in the first-round (11th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Tukonen will wear No. 34 with the Kings.
The Kings next play at Vancouver on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (PT) as they continue a three-game road trip. The contest will air on FSN Prime Ticket, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.