MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, top affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, have signed defenseman Mike Matczak to a professional tryout agreement, announced Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough on Sunday.
Matczak, 24, has skated in eight games for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings tallying one assist for one point. Last season, Matczak appeared in 61 games with the Wings tallying 11 goals and 24 assists for 25 points and 35 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound defenseman made his professional debut with the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms on April 2, 2011. The native of Sewell, New Jersey appeared in four games for the Phantoms during the 2010-11 season and was held off the score sheet with zero points and penalty minutes. Matczak spent four seasons (2007-10) in the NCAA playing for the Yale University Bulldogs. He appeared in 114 games with the Bulldogs and registered eight goals and 31 assists for 39 points and 82 penalty minutes.
The Monarchs return to action against the Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. Catch all of the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail online on the Monarchs Radio Network at WTPL The Pulse 107.7 FM, WGIRAM.com and at ManchesterMonarchs.com, presented by Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.