MANCHESTER, NH - The Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with defenseman Doug Nolan and right wing John Zeiler, Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced.
Nolan, 30, has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Monarchs collecting 15 points (3-12=15) and 295 penalty minutes in 177 games since 2002. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Quincy, Massachusetts, is tied for ninth place on the Monarchs all-time games played list (177) and is ranked seventh with his all-time record of 295 penalty minutes. Last season, Nolan earned four points (1-3=4) and 92 penalty minutes in 58 games with Manchester.
Zeiler, 23, finished his senior year at St. Lawrence University and spent eight games with the San Antonio Rampage and four games with the Central Hockey League's Lubbock Cotton Kings during the 2005-06 season. The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, scored his first professional and AHL point, an assist, with the Rampage on April 9, 2006. Zeiler added 10 penalty minutes to his one assist in eight games with the Rampage. In four games with the Cotton Kings, he tallied two points, both goals, and 16 penalty minutes. At St. Lawrence University, Zeiler collected 123 points (40-83=123) and 140 penalty minutes in 144 career games from 2002-06.