The Los Angeles Kings reassigned right winger Brian O’Neill to their American Hockey League affiliate the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, September 27th.
O’Neill is 26-years-old and has spent the past two full seasons with the Monarchs. O’Neill first joined the team in 2012 after finishing his fourth and final year playing for Yale University. O’Neill signed a one-year entry level contract with the Kings on March 15th, 2012 as an undrafted free agent. The Kings resigned O’Neill to a two-year contract this past April.
O’Neill played on a great team at Yale that went on to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship the year after he graduated, in 2013.
In 60 games with the Monarchs last season O’Neill recorded 26 goals and 47 points. O’Neill was out the remainder of the regular season with a fractured ankle suffered during a fight with Portland Pirate’s Brett Hextall, son of Philadelphia Flyers current assistant General Manager and infamous goaltender Ron Hextall. Prior to that O’Neill was an impressive +31, and recorded 12 goals in 10 games in March, that included a pair of hat-tricks.
O’Neill, known for his productive two-way playing style, will now continue his progress in Manchester.
The Monarchs 14th regular season starts Friday, October 24th.