Manchester, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have signed left wing Chris Cloud to a professional tryout agreement, Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced today.
Cloud, 23, made his American Hockey League debut with the Monarchs on Wednesday, December 14 against the Portland Pirates. He has appeared in three games for the Monarchs this season tallying zero points and seven penalty minutes. Cloud was released from a professional tryout agreement with the Monarchs on Monday, December 19.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward has skated in 23 games for the ECHL’s Ontario Reign this season recording 10 points (5-5=10) and 96 penalty minutes.
The Waywayseecappo, Manitoba native spent the 2010-11 season between two Central Hockey League teams. Cloud appeared in eight games for the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) recording zero points and 25 penalty minutes. He was traded to the Bloomington Prairie Thunder (CHL) and registered 13 points (2-11=13). He also set professional career-highs with 103 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating in Bloomington.
Cloud made his professional debut with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) during the 2009-10 season appearing in three games and registering zero points. The left wing finished the 2009-10 season with the Amarillo Gorillas (CHL) tallying professional career-bests in goals (eight), assists (13), points (21) and games played (56).