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Monarchs sign Nolan, Zeiler

The Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with defenseman Doug Nolan and right wing John Zeiler, it was announced on Tuesday.

Nolan, 30, has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Monarchs, collecting 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) and 295 penalty minutes in 177 games. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Quincy, Mass., is tied for ninth place on the Monarchs all-time games played list (177) and is ranked seventh in PIM.

Last season, Nolan earned one goal, three assists and 92 penalty minutes in 58 games with Manchester. In 201 career AHL games with Manchester, Hamilton, Bridgeport and Cincinnati, Nolan has totaled three goals, 18 assists and 305 PIM.

Zeiler, 23, finished his senior year at St. Lawrence University in 2005-06, and made his pro debut with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Jefferson Hills, Pa., scored his first professional point, an assist, with the Rampage on Apr. 9, and finished with one point and 10 penalty minutes in eight games for San Antonio.

At St. Lawrence, Zeiler collected 123 points (40 goals, 83 assists) in 144 career games from 2002-06.