The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign.
Lynch, 25, signs with Manchester to begin his second professional season, after splitting time during the 2016-17 campaign with the Monarchs and American Hockey League’s Springfield Thunderbirds. In his rookie season, Lynch scored 34 points (18g-16a) in 34 games with the Monarchs, and added 12 points (8g-4a) in 17 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lynch signed with the AHL’s Portland Pirates after his four-year career at Robert Morris University ended, and scored his first professional point on an assist in seven games. Last year, with the Thunderbirds, Lynch scored four points (3g-1a) in 21 games.
Lynch totaled 157 points on (67g-90a) over the course of his four-year career at Robert Morris, and finished with a 55 points (25g-30a) in his senior season.