ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign announced that the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League have assigned goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to Ontario. It was also announced that the Reign have acquired goaltender Kellen Briggs from the Idaho Steelheads in exchange for future considerations.
The Reign are the ECHL affiliate of the Kings of the NHL and the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the third round (74th overall) by Los Angeles in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old Zatkoff has played the last three years at Miami (Ohio) University where he was 55-21-5 with seven shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.93 and a save percentage of .927 in 82 games.
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.