The Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have signed left winger Hunter Bishop to an American Hockey League contract Wednesday afternoon.

          Hubie McDonough, Monarchs Dir. Of Hockey Operations has announced that 25 year old Bishop had been signed by Manchester. The Fairbanks, Alaska native split last season between 4 teams, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he played in 3 games, recording no points, the Rochester Americans for one game, and lastly the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays where he tallied 24 goals, 25 assists for 49 points in 48 games. During Hunter’s time with the Monarchs late this past season, he scored 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 24 games.

          Bishop did not appear in any games for the 2011-2012 due to an injury he had. Hunter did play in a handful of games with the Hamilton Bulldogs from 2009 to 2011. Before making his AHL debut he played for Ohio State University from 2008-2010 where he recorded 58 points in 75 games.

          Hunter Bishop will make his return to the City of Manchester for the Monarchs home opener on Saturday October 19th at 7:00 pm at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.