Monarchs Finalize Roster
MANCHESTER, NH - The Manchester Monarchs, primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, will begin the season with 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies. Forwards Tristan King, Maxim Kitsyn, Geoff Walker and defenseman Alex Roach have been assigned to the ECHL's Ontario Reign.
Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough made the announcement.
King, 23, spent parts of last season with Evansville and Fort Wayne of the ECHL. He totaled 12 goals and 10 assists in 44 games for 22 points in his fourth professional season. The native of Elk River, MN was signed by the Dallas Stars as a free agent in 2009.
For Kitsyn, 22, this marks his second career stint with the Reign after appearing in 33 games for them last season. The winger had four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 20 games for Manchester last season in his AHL debut. A native of Russia, he was selected by Los Angeles in the sixth round (158th overall) of the 2010 Draft.
Walker, 26, played the majority of last season with Syracuse of the AHL. He tallied six goals and two assists for eight total points in 43 games with the Crunch. Walker also appeared in six games with the ECHL's Florida Everblades (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points). A native of Charlottetown, PE, he played in 37 games for the Monarchs in 2009-10 and registered 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists).
Roach, 21, returns to the Reign after playing in five games for them last season in his first professional campaign. The 2013 WHL Second Team All-Star was signed by Los Angeles as a free agent in 2011.
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