The Manchester Monarchs, Los Angeles Kings affiliate team, has named Mike Stothers their new head coach, Monarchs General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
Stothers, 52, replaces former Monarchs head coach Mark Morris, whose contract wasn’t renewed following the 2013-14 AHL season.
He has over 30 year of experience both as a coach and as a player.
Professional Coaching Experience:
Hershey Bears (AHL): Player/Assistant Coach (1991-92)
Hershey Bears (AHL): Assistant Coach (1994-96)
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL): Assistant Coach (1996-00) worked with John Stevens 1998-00
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL): Assistant Coach (2000-02)
Owen Sound Attack (OHL): Head Coach (2002-07) worked with current Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel Michael Futa
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL): Head Coach (2007-08)
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL): Assistant Coach (2010-11)
Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL): Head Coach (2011-14)
He played 672 regular season games in the AHL as a defenseman. He won the Calder Cup with the Mariners the following in 1984. In his career, he collected 144 points (38G-106A) and 1,840 penalty minutes during. In his 11-year AHL career he added eight assists and 197 penalty minutes in 70 career AHL postseason games.Tags: Hockey, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Kings, NHL