Legein, Adams join Monarchs

Manchester, N.H. – The Manchester Monarchs, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, announced the signing of former Monarch, forward Stefan Legein, and defenseman Mark Adams for the 2015-16 season.

Legein, 26, played in 114 games in two seasons for the Monarchs from 2011-13, scoring 42 points (19g-23a). In his career, Legein has played in 265 AHL games, collecting 100 points (54g-46a) with Manchester, Syracuse, Adirondack and Toronto. The Oakville, Ontario native played in 16 games for the Heilbronn Falcons (DEL-2) during the 2014-15 season.

Legein began his career in the OHL, playing for the Mississauga/Niagra IceDogs, and spent part of one season with the Milton Icehawks of the OPJHL. A two-game stint with the Greenville Road Warriors during the 2010-11 season is the only ECHL action Legein has seen. Legein was drafted in the second round (38th overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and won a gold medal in the 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship for Team Canada.

Adams enters his pro season after completing his collegiate career at Providence College. The Boxford, Mass. native played for the Friars from 2010-15, logging 98 games and scoring eight points (2g-6a). In his senior season, Adams helped Providence win the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey National Championship.

Adams was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and played for the Chicago Steel of the USHL before heading to Providence. During the 2009-10 season with the Steel, Adams played in 53 games scoring 14 points (4g-10a), along with 85 penalty minutes.