Kings Sign Goalie Prospect, Assign Two to Manchester

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On October 2, the Los Angeles Kings signed goaltending prospect Martin Jones to a three-year, entry-level contract. They also assigned center David Meckler and defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

Financial terms of Jones’ contract were not disclosed.

Jones, 18, was immediately returned to his junior team, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. He participated in the Kings training camp on a tryout basis.

In 27 games last season with the Hitmen, Jones had an 18-1-1 record with a 2.12 goals-against average (GAA), a .911 save percentage and one shutout.

The 6-1, 165-pound native of North Vancouver, British Columbia also played in five playoff games with the Hitmen, Jones was 2-1 with a 2.88 GAA and a .879 save percentage.

The Kings now have 32 players remaining on their 2008 training camp roster, including 18 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders.

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