Monarchs in the Olympics

02/10/2018 9:20 AM -

Brian O’Neill – Team USA

Brian O’Neill will make his Olympic debut after playing his past two seasons for Jokerit in the KHL, totaling 64 points (29g, 35a). O’Neill played in 192 games for the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) from 2011-2015, racking up 144 points (52g, 92a). In the 2014-15 season with the Monarchs, O’Neill was the alternate captain and was named AHL Most Valuable Player. He played four seasons at Yale University playing in 138 games, scoring 163 points (69g, 94a). O’Neill played in 22 NHL games for the New Jersey Devils, where he recorded two assists in the 2015-16 season. 

Brandon Kozun – Team Canada

After playing in four seasons for the Manchester Monarchs from 2010-2014, Kozun played in 20 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) recording two goals and two assists in the NHL. In 318 AHL games played he racked up 207 points (91g, 116a) and 244 penalty minutes. The past two seasons, Kozun has played in the KHL for Lokomotiv Yaroslavi where he has played in 111 games while scoring 88 points (36g, 42a).

Linden Vey – Team Canada

Playing in a share of three seasons for the Manchester Monarchs from 2011 to 2014, Vey recorded 191 games in a Monarchs jersey, compiling 158 points (55g, 103 a). During the 2013-14 season, Vey sported the “A” on his chest for the Monarchs and also made an appearance in 18 games for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.  He has recorded 138 NHL games in his career, including stops in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary and has totaled 44 points (14g, 30a) in those games. This year, he has played in 50 games for Barys Astana of the KHL and seven games for the ZSC Lions of the NLA.

Patrik Bartosak – Czech Republic

Bartosak was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings (146th overall) in 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played in 32 AHL games for the Monarchs, winning the Calder Cup in 2014-15 and played in three ECHL games during his time in Manchester. Bartosak has played parts of the past three seasons in the Czech league and has played in 44 games this season while posting a 2.12 goals against average for HC Vitkovice.

Vyacheslav Voynov – Russia

A two-time Stanley Cup Champion (2011-12, 2013-14) with the Los Angeles Kings, Voynov now plays for SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, playing in 39 games this season, racking up 23 points (9g, 14a). He played in parts of five seasons for the Monarchs, totaling 266 games and scoring 123 points (42g, 81a). In his NHL career, he scored 81 points (18g and 63a) in 190 games for the Kings.

Nikolai Prokhorkin – Russia

In 2012-13 Prokhorin played in eight games for the Monarchs, tallying one assist and six penalty minutes before returning overseas. In his career, he has played in 272 games in the KHL scoring 145 points on (72g, 73a). In his career in International play, Prokhorkin has played in 28 games, scoring five points (2g, 3a).

Patrik Hersley – Sweden

Hersley played in 42 games for the Monarchs during the 2007-08 season, posting nine points (1g, 8a). He had short stints with the Reading Royals of the ECHL (2007-08, 2008-09) and with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL in 2008-09. He has since played overseas, mainly in Allsvenskan, playing in 205 games and posting 104 points (47g, 57a) and the KHL, playing in 183 games, scoring 92 points (38g, 54a).

Oscar Möller – Sweden

Playing in 110 games for the Monarchs from 2008 to 2011, Möller scored 88 points (40g, 48a). After being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 52nd overall in 2007, Möller totaled 87 NHL games for the Kings, racking up 26 points (12g, 14a). The last eight seasons he has split time between the KHL and SHL, including scoring 155 points (86g, 69a) through 189 games in the SHL.

Juraj Mikus – Slovakia  

Mikus played in one season for the Monarchs during the 2009-10 season where he played in 56 games and scored 13 points (4g, 9a). He has played in 216 games in the KHL, recording 80 points (37g, 43 a). While playing for Slovakia during International and World Cup play, he has racked up 157 points (63g, 94a) through 205 games.