Manchester Monarchs forward Gasper Kopitar announced his retirement.

Kopitar, 26, hangs up the skates after playing in 179 ECHL games, dating to the 2013-14 season with the Ontario Reign. Kopitar spent six seasons in the Kings organization between the Monarchs and Reign.

The 6-foot, 194-pound native of Jessenice, Slovenia, racked up 98 points on 35 goals and 63 assists during his time in the ECHL.

Kopitar's older brother Anze is a mainstay with Los Angeles who has scored 297 goals in 13 NHL seasons.