Donahoe returns to Monarchs

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Rich Seeley announced that the team has signed defenseman Robbie Donahoe for the 2016-17 season.

The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League and the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.

Donahoe, 25, returns to the Monarchs after playing in his first ECHL season with the team during the 2015-16 season. While in Manchester, Donahoe appeared in 43 games and scored eight points (2g-6a). The defenseman logged 21 penalty minutes and a +11 rating, tied for fifth-best on the team.

The native of Canton, Mass. played 85 games collegiately for Middlebury College, and recorded 37 points (8g-29a), wearing the “C” during his senior season. After graduating from Middlebury, Donahoe spent one season with the Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL), skating in 56 games and scoring 22 points (5g-17a).