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, has appeared in all 22 games for the ECHL’s Ontario Reign this season recording 10 points (5-5=10) and 84 penalty minutes. He will wear number 39 for the Monarchs.
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).