Kings ink former AHL All-Star Segal for two years

The Los Angeles Kings, parent club of the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, have signed right wing Brandon Segal to a two-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Segal, 26, has spent the last six seasons in the American Hockey League playing with the Milwaukee Admirals, Portland Pirates and Norfolk Admirals. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of North Delta, British Columbia collected a career high in goals (26), assists (26) and points (52) with Norfolk during the 2008-09 season and made his NHL debut with the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 3, 2009. Segal was held off the scoreboard during his two games with the Lightning, had two shots on goal, clocked over 27 minutes in ice time and averaged 17 shifts per game.

In 404 games in the AHL, Segal has registered 94 goals and 83 assists for 177 points since he made his professional debut during the 2003-04 season. With Milwaukee, he won the 2004 Calder Cup championship and reached the Finals again in 2006.

As a member of the Norfolk Admirals, he was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, Mass.

Segal was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.