The Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League are stacked with Ontario Hockey League alumni. Currently, there are twelve OHL grads on the roster with three in their first year of professional hockey. The Monarchs are the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. Nine of the twelve players were originally drafted by the Kings.
|Player||Last OHL Club||Drafted By|
|Andrew Campbell||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||Los Angeles|
|David Kolomatis||Owen Sound Attack||Los Angeles|
|Jake Muzzin||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||Pittsburgh|
|Andy Andreoff||Oshawa Generals||Los Angeles|
|Richard Clune||Barrie Colts||Dallas|
|Robert Czarnik||Plymouth Whalers||Los Angeles|
|Stefan Legein||Niagara IceDogs||Columbus|
|Andrei Loktionov||Windsor Spitfires||Los Angeles|
|David Meckler||London Knights||Los Angeles|
|Jordan Nolan||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||Los Angeles|
|Tanner Pearson||Barrie Colts||Los Angeles|
|Tyler Toffoli||Ottawa 67’s||Los Angeles|
Andrew Campbell played three years with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 2005-06 to 2007-08. Campbell was a third round pick of the Kings in 2008 and has been with the Monarchs since the 2008-09 season.
David Kolomatis played three years with the Owen Sound Attack from 2006-07 to 2008-09. Kolomatis was a fifth round pick of the Kings in 2009 and has been with Manchester since the 2009-10 season.
Jake Muzzin played four years with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Muzzin captained the Greyhounds in his final season and was the recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s top defenseman. Jake was a fifth round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007 after playing just 37 games in the OHL. This is his third year with the Monarchs and did appear in eleven games with the Kings in 2010-11.
Andy Andreoff was a member of the Oshawa Generals for five years from 2007-08 to 2011-12. He was a third round pick of the Kings in 2011 and is in his first year of pro hockey.
Richard Clune played four years in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2006-07. His first three years were spent with the Sarnia Sting and his final season was with the Barrie Colts. Clune was a third round pick of the Dallas Stars in 2005. He has been with Manchester since the 2008-09 season and appeared in 14 games with Los Angeles during the 2009-10 NHL season.
Robert Czarnik played two years with the Plymouth Whalers, 2009-10 and 2010-11. He was drafted by Los Angeles in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, while still playing for the University of Michigan. 2012-13 is Czarnik’s second season with the Monarchs.
Stefan Legein played four years in the OHL from 2004-05 to 2007-08 with the Mississauga / Niagara IceDogs. In 2007, Legein was a second round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets. 2012-13 is Stefan’s fifth year in the AHL and second with Manchester.
Andrei Loktionov played just one year in the OHL, 2008-09, with the Windsor Spitfires. Loktionov came to the OHL already a prospect of the Kings. He was taken in the fifth round of the 2008 draft while still a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Russia. Andrei has appeared in 59 NHL games to date and most likely will move up to the big league when the lockout is resolved.
David Meckler played just one year in the OHL, as well. After a year in the NCAA with Yale, Meckler joined the London Knights for the 2006-07 season. David was a fifth round pick of the Kings in 2006. This is Meckler’s sixth year with Manchester.
Jordan Nolan played five years in the OHL from 2005-06 to 2009-10 with the Erie Otters, Windsor Spitfires and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Nolan was a seventh round pick of the Kings in 2009 and played 26 games with the NHL club last season. In addition, he played in 20 playoff games on L.A.’s run to a Stanley Cup championship.
Tanner Pearson played the past two seasons with the Barrie Colts. He was the 30th overall pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, going to Los Angeles.
Tyler Toffoli played four years with the Ottawa 67’s from 2008-09 to 2011-12. He led the league in points for the 2010-11 season, earning the Eddie Powers Trophy. As well, he reached the 100 point plateau for the second year in a row, this past season – a rarity in the present day OHL. Toffoli went to the Kings in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.