There’s Actually Some Kings News!
The Kings have signed Andrew Bodnarchuk to a 2-year deal!
Andrew played in Manchester last season and was called up to the Kings but never played. He would be the 10th defenseman. He had a solid season in Manchester.
They ALSO signed Colin Miller to a 3 year EL deal. He was drafted in the 5th round in the 2012 draft – looks like he’ll be joining Manchester this season as well from S.S. Marie where he was captain and scored 20 goals and had 35 assists
But an interesting read HERE says the Kings actually wanted former Ducks #1 draft pick Jake Gardiner in the deal for Jonathan Bernier. (Gardiner was part of the Lupul for Beauchemin deal). When Lombardi was turned down for Gardiner, Lombardi focused his attention on yet another defenseman in Carl Gunnarsson who has been decent over the past 3 seasons on the Toronto blueline.
But when THAT fell through, the Kings “settled” for Matt Frattin and a 2nd round pick (to me, Scriven will always be a “throw in”)
Should the Kings have held out and sent Bernier to New Jersey for the 9th overall pick instead of Cory Schneider?
Help me out here folks, what does Manchester look like this season? Will update as we go…
Maxim Kitsyn (?) (r)
Mark Andre-Cliche (hopefully he doesn’t get claimed as he’ll have to clear waivers)
Brandon Kozun (who will also have to clear waivers… unlikely)
Justin Johnson (enforcer)
Hunter Bishop (is he resigned?)
Scott Sabourin (?)
(Not sure if Michael Mersch will bypass college)
Alex Roach (r)
Chris Huxley (?)
Vincent LoVerde (?)
Kevin Gravel (?)
Martin Jones (who remains unsigned and is NOT listed on the Monarchs roster)
J.F. Beurube (?)
Ty Rimmer (?)