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Kings Sign Hersley

May 22, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manchester Monarchs News Release

MANCHESTER, NH - The Los Angeles Kings, the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have signed defenseman Patrik Hersley to a multi-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Hersley, 20, played in 28 games with the Malmo IF Redhawks of the Swedish Junior League this season and had two points (1-1=2) and 10 penalty minutes. In addition, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Malmo, Sweden, also played in two games with Sweden's Division One IK Pantern this season and had two points (1-1=2) and eight penalty minutes.

Hersley also played with Malmo during the 2005-06 season, recording 13 points (5-8=13), a plus-26 rating and 32 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games. In addition, he recorded one goal and a plus-3 rating in seven playoff games with Malmo that year.

The Kings originally selected Hersley in the fifth-round (139th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

The Monarchs return to the Verizon Wireless Arena to face the Hershey Bears in game three of the 2007 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m. 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.monarchshockey.com. Watch the game live on B2 Networks for just $6 per game. Log onto www.monarchshockey.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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