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Monarchs looking for new coach after Seeley named general manager of LA Kings' AHL affiliate

Staff report
June 05. 2018 5:59PM
The Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday named Rich Seeley - the Monarchs' only head coach since they moved to the ECHL - as the general manager of the Ontario (Calif.) Reign, the Kings' AHL affiliate. Seeley is shown at right. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER FILE PHOTO)



The Manchester Monarchs are looking for a new coach.

The Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday named Rich Seeley, the Monarchs’ only head coach since they moved to the ECHL, the general manager of the Ontario (Calif.) Reign, the Kings’ AHL affiliate. 

In another move, the Kings announced that Manchester native and former King Hubie McDonough will now work exclusively in a scouting role with the Kings after most recently working as Ontario’s director of hockey operations.

Seeley, a former Monarchs defenseman when the club played in the AHL, served as Manchester’s head coach for the last three seasons. The club qualified for the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs in each of the three seasons, reaching the second round this season after reaching the third round in 2017. 

The Monarchs have yet to set a timetable for hiring a new coach, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

Kings assistant general manager Michael Futa, who has also served as the Reign’s general manager, remains in his current assistant’s role with the Kings, the organization announced.

In other moves announced by general manager Rob Blake, the Kings promoted Nelson Emerson to director of player personnel and Glen Murray to director of player development.


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