MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, have signed left wing Dwight King to an American Hockey League contract, announced Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough on Friday.
King, 23, started the 2011-12 season with the Monarchs registering 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points in 50 games. King was recalled by the Kings on February 10, 2012 and made his season debut against the New York Islanders on February 11, 2012. The 6-foot-3, 234-pound left wing scored his first NHL goal, assist and points (two) against the Dallas Stars on February 12, 2012. King finished the season with the Kings appearing in all 27 games during the regular season registering five goals and nine assists for 14 points and 10 penalty minutes. The Meadowlake, Saskatchewan native also suited up for the Kings in all 20 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff games scoring five goals and three assists for eight points and 13 penalty minutes. In his AHL career with the Monarchs, King has skated in 174 games tallying 45 goals and 62 assists for 107 points and 120 penalty minutes over the last three seasons (2009-12).
The Monarchs return to Manchester for their Home Opener at the Verizon Wireless Arena against the Providence Bruins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Secure your seats for the Monarchs Home Opening Weekend, presented by AutoFair, through the Opening Weekend Pack! Get two great seats for either the Opening Night game on Friday, October 19 or Opening Saturday game on October 20 as the Monarchs drop the puck on their 12th season in Manchester. In addition, you will receive four flex vouchers and a limited edition Opening Weekend puck (exclusive to this package). For more information, visit www.manchestermonarchs.com or call the Monarchs Front Office at (603) 626-7825.
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