Reign Sign Rookie Knapp, McMillan

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign announced that they have signed rookie defenseman Dan Knapp and defenseman Darren McMillan.

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

The 26-year-old Knapp signed with Pensacola on Mar. 17 after completing his career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and he had one goal and eight penalty minutes in 11 games for the Ice Pilots. He had 39 points (8g-31a) and 164 penalty minutes in 138 games from 2003-07 for UNO.

The 28-year-old McMillan played in Germany in 2007-08 and had 30 points (9g-21a) in 39 games for Klostersee. He played in the Central Hockey League his first two professional seasons and had 48 points (5g-43a) and 113 penalty minutes in 120 regular season games and four points (1g-3a) and eight penalty minutes in six playoff games for Wichita.

The first professional sports team in Ontario, Calif., the Reign begin play in the ECHL in 2008-09 and play their first home game on Oct. 25 at the new state-of-the-art Citizens Business Bank Arena, a $130 million multi-purpose facility with 9,736 seats as well as 36 suites, a continuous concourse and a VIP club.

Team Press Release