The Los Angeles Kings informed Manchester Monarchs head coach Mark Morris on Wednesday that his contract would not be renewed.

Morris spent eight seasons as the Monarchs coach, earning a record of 338-224-66 in the regular season and 35-50 in the postseason. The team made the playoffs seven out of eight years under Morris. Manchester lost to Norfolk in the first round of the AHL playoffs last weekend.

“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 prepare our young players to be successful at the NHL level have been key contributors to the success of our organization as a whole,” said Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi in a statement. “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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