LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled center Matt Ryan and defenseman Richard Petiot from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Ryan, 22, has played in six games with the Kings this season, his first with the club, and has zero points and two penalty minutes. In 32 games with the Monarchs this season, the 5-11, 182-pound native of Sharon, Ontario, has 11 points (4-7=11), 44 penalty minutes and a plus-minus rating of plus-four. Signed by the Kings as a free agent on August 2, 2004, Ryan was recalled by the Kings on December 31 and made his Kings/NHL debut that night at Dallas. He was most recently assigned to Manchester on Sunday.
Petiot, 23, was most recently assigned by the Kings to Manchester on January 13. With Manchester this season, Petiot has eight points (3-5=8), 28 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 33 games. The 6-3, 200-pound native of Daysland, Alberta, was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (116th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has been recalled by the Kings on multiple occasions this season and has not appeared in a regular season game.