Manchester Monarchs – By the Numbers/Key Dates in Team History
Note: This is the first of a three-part "In the System" series this week at LAKings.com. On Wednesday, we'll have a Monarchs season preview and on Thursday as part of the Daryl's Development series, Daryl Evans will take a look at Monarchs goalie Martin Jones.
By the Numbers
2- The number of times the Monarchs have advanced to the Eastern Conference Final (2007 and 2010).
10 – The number of times the Monarchs have advanced to the Calder Cup Playoffs.
11 – The number of seasons that the Monarchs have called Manchester, New Hampshire, their home.
13 – The Monarchs longest ever winning streak. Manchester won 13 straight games from November 6 through December 4, 2004. Manchester won 20 of its first 21 games that season.
14 – The number of former Monarchs players that went on to win the 2012 Stanley Cup Championship with the Los Angeles Kings.
51 – The highest ever win total for the Monarchs, achieved twice (2004-05 and 2006-07).
77 – The number of years the American Hockey League has existed as the top development league for the National Hockey League.
239 – The total number of players to suit up for the Monarchs over the past 11 seasons. Of those 239 players, 102 (nearly 43 percent) have also played for the Kings.
7,300 – The average number of fans who’ve attended Monarchs games over the past 11 seasons. Manchester ranked first in attendance not only in the American Hockey League but also among the more than 90 other North American minor pro hockey teams in existence at that time in 2003-04 and 2005-06.
109,565 – The population for the city of Manchester, the largest city in the state of New Hampshire.
2,000,000 – The total number of dollars, tickets and merchandise distributed by the Monarchs Care Foundation – the charitable arm of the Monarchs – to the Manchester community since the foundation was established in 2001.
June 14, 2000 – The date the Manchester Monarchs were born as the Los Angeles Kings purchased the dormant franchise from Manchester Hockey Group LLC.
November 16, 2001 – The Monarchs played their first game at the newly constructed Verizon Wireless Arena after opening their inaugural season with 13 straight games on the road. The Monarchs that night beat the Lowell Lock Monsters 3-1 to earn their first-ever victory on home ice.
October 23, 2004 – The Monarchs played their first and only game at STAPLES Center as over 10,000 fans watched Manchester beat the Utah Grizzlies 5-0 to complete a two-game sweep of their only Western Conference opponent that season.
February 13-14, 2005 – The Monarchs hosted the 2005 Dodge AHL All-Star Classic at Verizon Wireless Arena. The two-day, sold out event that included the All-Star Skills Competition and the All-Star Game aired nationally on ESPN.
August 4, 2006 – The date current head coach Mark Morris was hired to lead the Monarchs.
May 14, 2007 – The date the Monarchs advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time in franchise history with a 2-1 win over the Providence Bruins.
May 7, 2010 - Manchester also earned a trip to the Eastern Conference Final after beating the Worchester Sharks 2-1 in overtime on this date.
For more information on the Monarchs, visit the team on-line at www.manchestermonarchs.com.