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Manchester Monarchs
Manchester Monarchs.svg
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
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
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 a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). 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 the Providence Bruins. 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 champions — the Hershey Bears — in four games.

Following their run in 2007, the Monarchs looked to have holes to fill, as Jason LaBarbera was brought up to the Kings, along with several other players. The 2007–08 season was an up and down one, which ended following a sweep by the Providence Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. 2008–09 was a landmark year for the franchise, but not in the way they would hope. Despite a late surge, the team finished fifth, five points out of the playoffs, for the first time in franchise history.

Season-by-season results


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 January 9, 2010.[1]

# Player Catches Acquired Place of birth Contract status
36 United States Jeff Zatkoff L 2008 Detroit, Michigan Kings
45 Canada Jonathan Bernier R 2008 Laval, Quebec Kings
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of birth Contract status
2 Canada Andrew Campbell R 2008 Hamilton, Ontario Kings
4 Canada Drew Bagnall L 2007 Oakbank, Manitoba Kings
6 United States David Kolomatis R 2009 Livingston, New Jersey Monarchs (PTO)
21 United States Alec Martinez L 2008 Rochester, Michigan Kings
32 United States Doug Nolan L 2009 Quincy, Massachusetts Monarchs (PTO)
37 Canada Thomas Hickey L 2009 Calgary, Alberta Kings
43 United States Joe Piskula R 2007 Antigo, Wisconsin Kings
76 Russia Viatcheslav Voynov R 2008 Chelyabinsk, Russia Kings
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of birth Contract status
7 United States Patrick Mullen R 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kings
8 Canada Geoff Walker R 2009 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Monarchs (SPC)
9 Canada Bud Holloway R 2008 Wapella, Saskatchewan Kings
11 United States Trevor Lewis R 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah Kings
15 Canada Kevin Westgarth R 2007 Amherstburg, Ontario Kings
16 United States Corey Elkins L 2009 West Bloomfield, Michigan Kings
17 Canada Richard Clune L 2008 Toronto, Ontario Kings
19 United States Shawn Bates R 2009 Melrose, Massachusetts Monarchs (SPC)
21 Canada Dwight King L 2009 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan Kings
22 Canada Marc-Andre Cliche R 2007 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Kings
25 Canada Justin Azevedo R 2008 West Lorne, Ontario Kings
27 Slovakia Juraj Mikus R 2009 Skalica, Czechoslovakia Kings
28 United States Gabe Gauthier L 2006 Torrance, California Kings
40 United States John Zeiler R 2006 Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania Kings
41 United States Tom Cavanagh L 2010 Warwick, Rhode Island Monarchs (SPC)
50 United States Jon Rheault R 2008 Deering, New Hampshire Monarchs (PTO)
55 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 Canada Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Assists: 63 Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Points: 109 Mike Cammalleri (2004–05)
Penalty minutes: 322 Canada Joe Rullier (2004–05)
GAA: 1.93 United States Adam Hauser (2004–05)
SV%: .933 Adam Hauser (2004–05)


Career goals: 73 United States Noah Clarke
Career assists: 114 Canada Steve Kelly
Career points: 170 Noah Clarke
Career penalty minutes: 807 Joe Rullier
Career goaltending wins: 44 Canada Travis Scott
Career shutouts: 12 Adam Hauser
Career games: 268 Joe Rullier

Notable monarchs

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