MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have named Scott Pellerin as the club's Assistant Coach, Monarchs General Manager Ron Hextall announced.
Pellerin, 36, is a veteran of 840 NHL and AHL games during his 13-year playing career from 1992-2004. He collected 72 goals, 126 assists and 198 points in 536 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, the St. Louis Blues, the Minnesota Wild, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Boston Bruins, the Dallas Stars and the Phoenix Coyotes.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Monarchs family," said Pellerin. "I am excited to have the opportunity to not only begin my coaching career in Manchester, but also to continue to call New Hampshire my home."
Said Hextall, "Scott brings 13 years of playing experience and a great passion for the sport to the Monarchs. He was a hard working player and his continued work ethic will set a good example for our players. We are extremely excited to welcome him to the organization."
As a 1988 graduate of the University of Maine, Pellerin was Co-Rookie of the Year in 1988, an All-American, Player of the Year in 1992, Most Valuable Player for the Hockey East Tournament in 1992 and the 1992 Hobey Baker winner. He was the Devils' third round draft pick (47th overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and signed his first professional contract with New Jersey in 1992.
The native of Shediac, New Brunswick, represented Canada in the Goodwill Games in Seattle, Washington, and also won a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Finland in 1990. He was a member of the 1995 Calder Cup winning Albany River Rats and the AHL's 1995-96 regular season champions, again as a member of the River Rats. Pellerin was also a part of the St. Louis team that won the Presidents' Trophy, awarded to the NHL team with the best record at the end of the regular season, in 1999-2000.
In the community, Pellerin was voted as one of the top 100 good guys by "The Sporting News" for his charitable work with Pelly's Pets on the Blues' web site in conjunction with the local animal shelters.
Pellerin is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children, Jordan (7), Jacob (5) and Julia (1), and reside in Windham, New Hampshire.