Kopitar returns to Monarchs

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager Doug Christiansen announced that the team has signed Gasper Kopitar to a contract for the 2018-19 season.


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


Kopitar 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, the 26-year-old tallied 52 points (16g-36a) while skating in 99 games.


The native of Jesenice, Slovenia played two seasons for the Ontario Reign from 2013-15 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 63 points (36g-27a).