LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left wing Ryan Flinn, who began his professional career in the ECHL with Reading.
In 2004-05 with Manchester of the American Hockey League, the 25-year-old Flinn had two points (1g-1a) and 112 penalty minutes in 14 games.
In his rookie season in 2001-02, the 6-5 and 235-pound Flinn had 130 penalty minutes and four points (1g-3a) in 20 regular season games with Reading before being called up to Manchester of the American Hockey League where he had one assist and 113 penalty minutes in 37 regular season games. He also played in 10 games with Los Angeles in the NHL, registering 51 penalty minutes.
In 2003-04, Flinn scored eight points (3g-5a) and ranked second on the team with 164 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games with Manchester while also appearing in six postseason games with the Monarchs.
In 2002-03, Flinn had one goal and 28 penalty minutes in 19 regular season games with Los Angeles and four points (2g-2a) and 95 penalty minutes in 27 regular season games with Manchester.
Flinn has scored one goal and has 29 penalty minutes in 29 career regular season NHL games. Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) by New Jersey in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Flinn originally signed with the Kings as a free agent on January 9, 2002.