Kings decline to renew contract of Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris

The Kings on Wednesday told Mark Morris, coach of their American Hockey League team in Manchester, N.H., that his contract would not be renewed. The Monarchs lost to Norfolk in the first round of the AHL playoffs earlier this month.

Here’s a quote from Kings general manager Dean Lombardi:

“We appreciate the job Mark has done for us in Manchester. The team’s success on the ice during his tenure and his contributions in helping us prepare our young players to be successful at the NHL level have been key contributors to the success of our organization as a whole. These ideals will continue to be a priority for us going forward and we wish Mark the utmost success as there is no doubt he is ready for the next step in his career.”

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