Monarchs Sign LoVerde
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, have signed defenseman Vincent LoVerde to a Professional Tryout Agreement, announced Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough on Friday.
LoVerde, 23, has registered four goals and an assist for five points and 11 penalty minutes in 12 games with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign. The Chicago, Illinois native appeared in 64 games for the Reign last year in his first professional season, registering five goals and 19 assists for 24 points and 54 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound defenseman recorded 36 points (6-30=36) in four seasons (2007-11) with NCAA’s Miami University (Ohio) Red Hawks. In 159 collegiate games over four seasons, LoVerde had a plus/minus rating of plus-67. LoVerde will wear No. 5 for the Monarchs.
The Monarchs return to action against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9. Catch all of the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail online on the Monarchs Radio Network at WGIRAM.com and at ManchesterMonarchs.com, presented by Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.