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Kings Sign Goaltender Zatkoff

April 10, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manchester Monarchs News Release

MANCHESTER, NH - The Los Angeles Kings, the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Zatkoff was the club's third-round selection (74th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

Zatkoff, 20, recently finished his junior season with Miami University (Ohio) posting a 27-8-1 record with a 1.72 goals-against average, .933 save-percentage and three shutouts. His 1.72 goals-against-average and .933 save percentage were both ranked first in the CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) and second nationally. His 27 wins were second in the CCHA and tied for second in the nation. Zatkoff was also named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team last month.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound native of Detroit was 14-8-3 with a 2.26 goals-against-average, .919 save-percentage and one shutout in 26 appearances for Miami University during the 2006-07 season. His 2.26 goals-against-average was second in the CCHA and 15th nationally. His .919 save-percentage was third in the CCHA and 17th in the country. Zatkoff also competed with Team USA at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Would Junior Championship in Sweden.

During his three-year tenure at Miami University, Zatkoff went 55-21-5. He was 14-5-1 during his freshman year in 2005-06. In 2004-05, Zatkoff played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL (United States Hockey League), posting a 13-6-3 record with a 2.55 goals-against-average and .914 save-percentage.

The Monarchs return to the Dunkin Donuts Center for the second of three consecutive games against the Providence Bruins to finish the 2007-08 regular season on Friday, April 11 for a 7:05 p.m. face-off. Catch all of the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail on the Monarchs Radio Network WGIR-AM 610 and at www.manchestermonarchs.com. Watch the game live on B2 Networks for just $6 per game. Log onto www.manchestermonarchs.com and click on the link to B2 Networks ten minutes prior to each Monarchs game to watch the game live!


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