The Kings loaned defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk to the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the American Hockey League on Friday, trimming their roster to 28 before playing their final two exhibition games in Las Vegas. The Kings face the New York Rangers on Friday and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They open the season for real on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild at St. Paul, Minn.
Andrew Bodnarchuk’s new two-season contract with the Kings is worth $1.1 million if he makes the roster. He’ll get $105,000 this coming season if he plays for the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the American Hockey League, and $125,000 for 2014-15. Colin Miller’s three-season deal with the Kings is an entry-level contract worth $1,807,500 if he plays in the NHL. He’ll make $50,000 this season, $52,500 next season and $55,000 for 2015-16. The website capgeek.com first reported the salary figures for the two defensemen.
Defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk and Colin MIller agreed to contracts with the Kings on Monday. Bodnarchuk’s contract is for two seasons and MIller’s is for three. Bodnarchuk, 25, played 69 games last season with the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the American Hockey League and posted a career-high 20 points (five goals, 15 assists). Miller, 20, played 54 games for the junior-level Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League and had a career-high 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists). Figure both players will be invited to training camp in September, with Bodnarchuk fighting for a roster slot with the Kings and Miller looking to advance to Manchester.