Dean Lombardi, Los Angeles Kings’ General Manager announced that the Kings agreed to terms with Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk on a new two-year contract Monday afternoon.

          The 25 year old native of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada played in 69 games for the Manchester Monarchs last season as the alternate captain, netting 5 goals and 15 assists for a total of 20 regular season points, which was a career high for Andrew. In Bodnarchuk’s 69 appearances he tallied 77 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of 17, which was also a new career high for him. Bodnarchuk did appear in 4 playoff games for the Monarchs but did not record any goals or assists.

          Before Andrew signed with the Kings, he was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2006 NHL Entry Draft 128th overall. He went on to play for the Providence Bruins for 4 seasons. Andrew looks to start out a new season as Kings training camp opens in September. The Manchester Monarchs home opener is Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.


Justin Cummings