The Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, will be receiving two out of the three Monarchs players who were placed on waivers Saturday.
The Los Angeles Kings put forwards Brandon Kozun and Marc-Andre Cliche along with defenseman Andrew Campbell on waivers. In order for them to go back down to the Monarchs they had to clear waivers. All three players were put on waivers Saturday, September 21st.
News came out of Los Angeles Sunday morning stating that Campbell and Kozun, the player that was the most likely to be claimed, cleared waivers while Cliche was claimed by Colorado. They will report to Manchester Monarchs training camp, scheduled to start Tuesday September 24th in Manchester, N.H while Cliché will report to Colorado’s camp this week.
Kozun, 6th round draft pick of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, ranked second for points among the rest of the Monarchs last season. He tallied 26 goals and 30 assists for a total of 56 points in 74 games. Brandon did lead the CHL in scoring in the 2009-2010 season when he played for the Calgary Hitmen, another Monarchs player that played with Kozun during that season was current Monarchs goalie Martin Jones. Campbell was the Kings’ 3rd round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 47 games for the Monarchs last season with 11 points.
Cliche, a 2nd round draft pick by the New York Rangers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, joined the Monarchs back in 2007 through a trade involving Sean Avery and others. He served as the captain for the Monarchs for the past three seasons and was a true competitor.
You can catch Kozun and Campbell return to action with the Monarchs at the home opener on Saturday October 19th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.