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Kings Ink Bernier to Two-Year Extension

Monday, 10.04.2010 / 6:00 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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Kings Ink Bernier to Two-Year Extension
Jonathan Bernier is all smiles on Monday.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with goaltender Jonathan Bernier, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Bernier, who had one year remaining on his current deal, is now under contract through the 2012-13 season.

In addition, the Kings have assigned forward John Zeiler to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

Bernier, 22, split last season between the Monarchs and the Kings. With Manchester, Bernier was 30-21-6 with a 2.03 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and nine shutouts in the regular season as earned the American Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year Award. Among AHL goaltenders he ranked: first in save percentage, first in shutouts, first in saves (1,707), second in goals-against average, third in wins and third in minutes played (3,424). Bernier was also named an AHL First-Team All-Star and was the starting goaltender for Team Canada at the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic.

The 5-11, 186-pound native of Laval, Quebec, was also 10-6 with a 1.81 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and three shutouts in 16 playoff appearances last season, leading the Monarchs to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. Among AHL goaltenders in the playoffs he ranked: first in goals-against average, first in save percentage, first in shutouts, first in saves (458), second in wins and second in minutes played (996).

With the Kings, Bernier appeared in three regular season games with the Kings last season, going 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average, .957 save percentage and one shutout. He has appeared in seven total NHL games (all with the Kings) and has a 4-3-0 mark with a 2.84 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.

In 2008-09 Bernier was 23-24-4 with Manchester. Among AHL rookie netminders he ranked: first in shutouts (5), first in shootout wins (6), fifth in wins, fifth in goals-against average (2.40) and seventh in save percentage (.914). He was named AHL Goaltender of the Month in March 2009.

Zeiler, 27, had 20 points (11-9=20) and 31 penalty minutes in 65 regular season games with Manchester last season and added seven points (4-3=7) and four penalty minutes in 16 playoff games. In 86 career NHL games (all with the Kings) he has five points (1-4=5) and 87 penalty minutes.

2009-2010 SEASON STATISTICS
Season GPI W L OT GA SA Sv Sv% GAA SO PIM Min
Regular Season 3 3 0 0 4 94 90 .957 1.30 1 0 185
  LEAGUE RANK 69th 64th 77th 62nd 74th 69th 69th N/A N/A 33rd 39th 69th
Last 5 Games
Game Dec GA SA Sv Sv% SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA EN GA EN GA
Apr 01 '10   VAN @ LAK W 3 30 27 .900 0 0 60:00 2 1 0 0
Mar 30 '10   LAK @ NSH W 0 34 34 1.000 1 0 60:00 0 0 0 0
Mar 12 '10   LAK @ DAL W 1 30 29 .967 0 0 65:00 1 0 0 0
Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2003-2004 Laval Regents-QAAA 27 16 4 0 2 62 2.80 0
2004-2005 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 23 7 12 3 0 67 739 .909 2.97 1,353
2005-2006 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 54 27 26 0 2 146 1,586 .908 2.70 3,241
2005-2006 Canada-WJ18-A 7 3 3 1 1 12 1.71
2006-2007 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 37 26 10 2 94 990 .905 2.58 2,186
2007-2008 Kings 4 1 3 - 0 0 16 118 .864 4.03 238
2007-2008 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 34 18 15 0 92 1,001 .908 2.73 2,024
2007-2008 Canada-WJC-A 2 1 1 0 1 4 76 2.00
2007-2008 Manchester Monarchs-AHL 3 1 1 1 0 5 93 .946 1.63
2008-2009 Manchester Monarchs-AHL 54 23 24 4 5 124 1,311 .910 2.40 3,101
2009-2010 Kings 3 3 0 - 0 1 4 94 .957 1.30 185
2009-2010 Manchester Monarchs-AHL 58 30 21 6 9 116 1,823 .936 2.03 3,424
NHL Totals 7 4 3 0 0 1 20 212 .906 2.83 423
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2003-2004 Laval Regents-QAAA 3 1 2 0 0 5 1.70 0
2004-2005 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 1 0 0 0 0 9 1.000 .00 20
2005-2006 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 6 2 4 1 17 197 .914 2.84 359
2005-2006 Canada-WJ18-A 0
2006-2007 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 17 16 1 1 40 495 .919 2.34 1,025
2007-2008 Lewiston MAINEiacs-QMJHL 6 2 4 0 17 207 .918 2.93
2007-2008 Canada-WJC-A 0
2007-2008 Manchester Monarchs-AHL 3 0 3 0 9 98 .908 2.76
2009-2010 Manchester Monarchs-AHL 16 10 6 3 30 488 .939 1.81 996