Jonathan Bernier (G)
2008-09 Season: Posted a 23-24-4 record with a 2.40 goals-against-average and .914 save percentage in 54 appearances with Manchester…Ranked first among AHL rookie goaltenders with five shutouts (tied for third overall) and six shootout wins (tied for third overall)…His 23 wins was fifth among rookies, while his .914 save percentage was seventh among freshman netminders…His 2.40 goals-against-average was fifth among rookies (ninth overall)…Named AHL Goaltender of the Month for March 2009 after posting a 6-5-1 record with a 1.97 goals-against-average, .927 save percentage and two shutouts in 12 games…Won six straight games, February 28 to March 8, 2009…Allowed only four goals in a five-game span February 28 to March 7, 2009…Had two four-game win streaks (November 14-21, 2008 and December 26-31, 2008)…Called up by the Kings on January 18, 2009 and suited up for two games, but didn’t play.
Career Highlights: Made his professional debut in London with the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks on September 29, 2007…Stopped 26-of-27 shots in his debut for his first NHL victory…Collected a 1-3 record, a 4.03 goals-against-average and a .864 save percentage in four games with the Kings…Spent a majority of the 2007-08 season with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...Finished the season with an 18-12-3 record, a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage in 48 games with Lewiston…Joined the Monarchs at the end of the season for three regular season games and three playoff games…Posted a 1-1-1 regular season record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage…Lost all three playoff games he appeared in with 89 saves, a 2.76 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage...Posted a record of 26-10-3, two shutouts, a goals-against-average of 2.58 and a save percentage of .905 in 37 regular season games with Lewiston during the 2006-07 season…Finished second in the league in goals-against-average (2.58), fourth in save percentage (.905) and ninth in wins (26)…Named the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Month for November in 2006 after going 9-1 with one shutout, a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage…Was a member of the QMJHL team at the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge…Won the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the QMJHL 2007 playoffs after posting a record of 16-1, one shutout, a goals-against-average of 2.34 and a save percentage of .919 in 17 playoff games…Led Lewiston to the QMJHL post-season title and to the Memorial Cup tournament in Vancouver…Finished with a record of 1-3, a goals-against-average of 2.07 and a save percentage of .940 in four Memorial Cup tournament games…Played in 54 regular season games with Lewiston and had a 27-26-0 record, two shutouts, a 2.70 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage during the 2005-06 season…Also had a 2-4 record, a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage in six playoffs games in 2006…Was selected to play in the 2006 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game in Ottawa…A member of Team Quebec for the 2004 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.
International: Earned a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships (2 GP, 1-1-0, 2.00 GAA, .947 S%, 1 SO)…Was invited to Canada’s selection camp prior to the 2007 World Junior Championships…Represented his native Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championships in 2006.
Transactions: Selected by the Kings in the first-round (11th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on October 13, 2006.