Monarchs sign King to AHL deal

The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, have signed left wing Dwight King to an American Hockey League contract.

King, 23, started the 2011-12 season with the Monarchs, registering 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points in 50 games. King was recalled by the Kings on Feb. 10, 2012, and scored his first NHL goal, assist and points on Feb. 12 against Dallas.

The 6-foot-3, 234-pound left wing finished the season with the Kings appearing in all 27 games during the regular season and registering five goals and nine assists for 14 points and 10 penalty minutes.

The Meadowlake, Sask., native also suited up for the Kings in all 20 of their 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring five goals and three assists for eight points and 13 penalty minutes.

In his AHL career with the Monarchs, King has skated in 174 games, tallying 45 goals and 62 assists for 107 points and 120 penalty minutes over three seasons (2009-12).