Monarchs Sign Tony Cameranesi and Michael Doherty

08/23/2017 1:54 PM -

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Rich Seeley, announced today that Tony Cameranesi and Michael Doherty have signed Standard Player Contracts for the 2017-18 season.

The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.

Cameranesi, 23, signs with Manchester after a rookie campaign in 2016-17 that saw him play 31 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and 43 games with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL). With the Marlies, Cameranesi scored seven points on four goals and three assists, and skated in one Calder Cup Playoff game. In Orlando, Cameranesi recorded 28 points on 15 goals and 13 assists, and was named to the ECHL All-Star team.

The 5-foot-9, 194-pound native of Plymouth, Minn., was a fifth-round draft pick (#130 overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) for four seasons. With the Bulldogs, Cameranesi scored 124 career points on 41 goals and 83 assists over the course of 152 games, and was named to the 2012-13 WCHA All-Rookie Team. After graduating, Cameranesi signed with the Marlies and scored two goals in six games.

Doherty, 23, signs with the Monarchs to begin his first professional season after playing 33 games in his senior season for Yale University (NCAA) in 2016-17. With the Bulldogs, Doherty scored 16 points on seven goals and nine assists, along with 20 penalty minutes and a +7 rating.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound native of Reading, Mass., played four seasons at Yale where he scored 67 career points on 30 goals and 37 assists. Before heading to Yale, Doherty skated for the Middlesex Islanders (EJHL).

Cameranesi, Doherty and the Monarchs open the 2017-18 season Oct. 14, when they face-off against the Worcester Railers at the DCU Center (7:05 p.m.).

The Monarchs open their home slate at SNHU Arena against the Railers on Oct. 21 (6 p.m.). Opening Night Packs include four tickets to the game, and are on sale for just $40, HERE.

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