MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have released right wing Jon Rheault from his professional tryout agreement, Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced today.
Rheault, 22, appeared in seven games with the Monarchs this season, recording his first professional goal against the Lowell Devils at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester's 4-3 shootout loss on October 29. He collected one point (1-0=1) and four penalty minutes while playing for the Monarchs. Rheault graduated from Providence College in May following four seasons and 142 games. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound native of Deering, New Hampshire, registered 56 goals and 49 assists for 105 points and 126 penalty minutes with the Friars. Rheault played with the Manchester Flames and the Junior Monarchs before going to Providence College. He will join the ECHL's Ontario Reign who is currently on a three game road trip in Salt Lake City taking on the Utah Grizzlies.