Monarchs Bring Back Gasper Kopitar

09/05/2018 2:31 PM -


MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager, Doug Christiansen, announced today that the Monarchs have re-signed Gasper Kopitar to a Standard Player Contract for the 2018-19 season.

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

Kopitar, 26, returns to Manchester for a fourth season after not appearing in a game for the Monarchs last season. In his previous two seasons with the Monarchs, Kopitar tallied 52 points on 16 goals and 36 assists, while skating in 99 games.

The 6-foot, 194-pound native of Jesenice, Slovenia, played two seasons for the Ontario Reign (ECHL) from 2013 to 2015 and followed the team to Manchester during the relocation. During his four seasons in the ECHL, Kopitar has played in 172 games and racked up 36 goals and 27 assists for 63 points.

Kopitar and the Monarchs open the season on the road against the Brampton Beast on Oct. 13, before returning home on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. to face the Newfoundland Growlers. For tickets to Opening Night, Season Memberships and group tickets, please contact the Monarchs front office at 603-626-7825.

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