Kings Ink Bodnarchuk, Miller
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Kings, the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract for defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk and a three-year entry level contract for defenseman Colin Miller, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Bodnarchuk, 25, appeared in 69 regular season games with the Monarchs last season, recording five goals (tied a career-high), 20 points (5-15=20; new career-high), 77 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating (tied for first among Monarchs defensemen; new career-high). He also appeared in four postseason games with the Monarchs last season (0-0=0, zero penalty minutes). Bodnarchuk, who served as a member of the Monarchs leadership group last season as an alternate captain, was originally selected by Boston in the fifth-round (128th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In 2009-10, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Drumheller, Alberta, made his NHL debut and appeared in five regular season games with the Bruins (five games played, 0-0=0, two penalty minutes).
Miller, 20, appeared in 54 regular season games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League last season, recording 20 goals (new career high), 55 points (20-35=55, new career-high), 78 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating (new career-high). He also appeared in six postseason games with the Greyhounds last season (1-6=7, zero penalty minutes). Miller, who last season served as the Greyhounds captain, won the 2012-13 Mickey Renaud Captains Trophy, awarded annually to the OHL team captain who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice, with a passion and dedication to the game of hockey and his community. The Kings drafted Miller, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the fifth-round (151st overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
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