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Manchester Monarchs
City: Manchester, New Hampshire
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 2001
Home Arena: Verizon Wireless Arena
Colors: Purple, black, gold, white


Owner(s): Anschutz Entertainment Group
General Manager: Ron Hextall
Head Coach: Mark Morris
Media: New Hampshire Union Leader
Affiliates: Los Angeles Kings
Reading Royals/Ontario Reign
Franchise history
2001 to present: Manchester Monarchs
Regular Season Titles: 2 (2004–05, 2006–07)
Division Championships: 2 (2006–07), (2004–05)

The Manchester Monarchs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Verizon Wireless Arena. They have been the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings since 2001.



The Monarchs played their first game on October 6, 2001 against the Lowell Lock Monsters, losing 6–3. Their first win was a week later, on October 13, 2001, against the Norfolk Admirals

The team has been competitive within the division every year of its existence. They won their first Atlantic Division title in 2004–05, but lost in the first round to Providence. This continued the streak of first round playoff exits, which the team had experienced in every year of existence, and would come to include the 2005–06 season.

2006–07 was the team's best season to date. With rookie head coach Mark Morris, leading scorers Matt Moulson and Noah Clarke, and former league MVP Jason LaBarbera in goal, the team had their best finish ever, winning the Atlantic Division title with the second-best points total in the league.

Heading into the playoffs, there was doubts within the team, as star goaltender LaBarbera had ended the season injured. The team faced the Worcester Sharks in the first round. With LaBarbera coming back by game 2, the Monarchs defeated the Sharks in six games, including double-overtime thrillers in games 2 and 6. The second round brought the Providence Bruins, who put up as much - if not more - of a fight. The Monarchs found a way, however, and defeated the Bruins in six games. This brought the Monarchs to their first ever Eastern Conference finals, but they were swept by the defending champion Hershey Bears in four games.

Season-by-season results

See also: 2007-08 Manchester Monarchs season
See also: 2008-09 Manchester Monarchs season

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
2001–02 80 38 28 11 3 90 236 225 2nd, North
2002–03 80 40 23 11 6 97 254 209 2nd, North
2003–04 80 40 28 7 5 92 223 181 2nd, Atlantic
2004–05 80 51 21 4 4 110 258 176 1st, Atlantic
2005–06 80 43 30 3 4 93 236 230 3rd, Atlantic
2006–07 80 51 21 7 1 110 242 182 1st, Atlantic
2007–08 80 39 31 - 5 5 88 240 228 4th, Atlantic
2008–09 80 37 35 - 0 8 82 211 218 5th, Atlantic


Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2001–02 L, 2–3, Hartford
2002–03 L, 0–3, Bridgeport
2003–04 L, 2–4, Worcester
2004–05 L, 2–4, Providence
2005–06 L, 3–4, Hartford
2006–07 W, 4–2, Worcester W, 4–2, Providence L, 0–4, Hershey
2007–08 L, 0–4, Providence

Current roster

As of March 31, 2009.[1]

# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
45 Flag of Canada Jonathan Bernier R 2008 Laval, Quebec Kings
46 Flag of England Daniel Taylor L 2007 Plymouth, England Kings
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
2 Flag of Canada Andrew Campbell R 2008 Hamilton, Ontario Kings
4 Flag of Canada Drew Bagnall L 2007 Oakbank, Manitoba Kings
7 Flag of Canada Josh Kidd R 2008 Sundridge, Ontario Monarchs (SPC)
21 Flag of the United States Alec Martinez L 2008 Rochester, Michigan Kings
37 Flag of Canada Thomas Hickey L 2009 Calgary, Alberta Monarchs (ATO)
42 Flag of the United States Tom Preissing R 2009 Arlington Heights, Illinois Kings
43 Flag of the United States Joe Piskula R 2007 Antigo, Wisconsin Kings
76 Flag of Russia Viatcheslav Voynov R 2008 Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R. Kings
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
11 Flag of the United States Trevor Lewis R 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah Kings
12 Flag of Canada Marty Murray L 2008 Deloraine, Manitoba Monarchs (SPC)
16 Flag of Canada Richard Clune L 2008 Toronto, Ontario Kings
22 Flag of Canada Marc-Andre Cliche R 2007 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Kings
23 Flag of the United States Scott Parse R 2007 Kalamazoo, Michigan Kings
24 Flag of Slovakia Vladimir Dravecky R 2007 Kosice, Czechoslovakia Kings
25 Flag of Canada Justin Azevedo R 2008 West Lorne, Ontario Monarchs (SPC)
26 Flag of Canada Paul Crosty R 2006 Edmonton, Alberta Monarchs (SPC)
28 Flag of the United States Gabe Gauthier L 2006 Torrance, California Kings
52 Flag of Canada Matt Moulson L 2006 Mississauga, Ontario Kings
55 Flag of the United States David Meckler R 2007 Highland Park, Illinois Kings

Note: SPC means Standard AHL Player's Contract. PTO means Professional Try-Out Agreement. ATO means Amateur Try-Out Agreement and is used when a player is signed on a try-out basis from Junior or College levels.

Team records

Single season

Goals: 46 Flag of Canada Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Assists: 63 Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Points: 109 Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Penalty Minutes: 322 Flag of Canada Joe Rullier (2004–05)
GAA: 1.93 Flag of the United States Adam Hauser (2004–05)
SV%: .933 Adam Hauser (2004–05)


Career Goals: 73 Flag of the United States Noah Clarke
Career Assists: 114 Flag of Canada Steve Kelly
Career Points: 170 Noah Clarke
Career Penalty Minutes: 807 Joe Rullier
Career Goaltending Wins: 44 Flag of Canada Travis Scott
Career Shutouts: 12 Adam Hauser
Career Games: 268 Joe Rullier

Notable Monarchs

External links

  • Manchester Monarchs Official Website
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Manchester Monarchs

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