Manchester, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have recalled right wing J.D. Watt from the ECHL’s Ontario Reign, Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced today.
Watt, 24, has appeared in all 22 games for the Reign this season recording seven points (1-6=7) and 66 penalty minutes. Watt has played in 149 career American Hockey League games and will wear number 10 for the Monarchs.
The Cremona, Alberta native played in 27 games while registering four points (1-3=4), 74 penalty minutes and an AHL career-best plus-7 ratio with the Abbotsford Heat (AHL) during the 2010-11 season. Watt also appeared in 10 games for the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) during the 2010-11 season recording two points (1-1=2) and 13 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-2, 196-pound forward tallied an AHL career-high eight goals and 267 penalty minutes while playing in 70 games for the Heat for the 2009-10 season. In those 70 games, Watt tallied 13 points (8-5=13).