Monarchs Sign Mannino
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, have signed goaltender Peter Mannino to a professional tryout agreement and assigned goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to their ECHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, announced Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough on Thursday.
Reassigned to Ontario Reign (ECHL):
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Mannino, 28, is a veteran of 139 American Hockey League games and six National Hockey League games. Since turning pro in 2008 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Mannino has compiled a 71-45-8 record in the AHL to go along with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage. In his six NHL appearances, Mannino has totaled a 1-1-0 record and has posted a 3.98 goals-against-average and a .882 save percentage with the New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Farmington Hills, Michigan suited up for the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL), the Portland Pirates (AHL), Chicago Express (ECHL) and the Jets. In 25 AHL games for the IceCaps and Pirates last season, Mannino tallied a record of 12-11-1 while posting a 3.17 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. The netminder appeared in one game for the Jets during the 2011-12 season making saves on all four shots he faced in 19:51 minutes. Prior to becoming a pro, Mannino played four seasons (2004-08) in the NCAA’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the University of Denver Pioneers collecting an overall record of 61-32-5 and setting the Pioneers’ all-time shutout mark at 15. Mannino also ranks second all-time in saves percentage (.917), and third overall in wins (63) and goals-against-average (2.35) for the Pioneers.
The Monarchs 2012-13 regular season begins on the road against the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, October 12. The Monarchs will return home the following weekend for their Home Opener against the Bruins on Friday, October 19. Secure your seats for the Monarchs Home Opening Weekend, presented by AutoFair, through the Opening Weekend Pack! Get two great seats for either the Opening Night game on Friday, October 19 or Opening Saturday game on October 20 as the Monarchs drop the puck on their 12th season in Manchester. In addition, you will receive four flex vouchers and a limited edition Opening Weekend puck (exclusive to this package). For more information, visit www.manchestermonarchs.com or call the Monarchs Front Office at (603) 626-7825.