From Our Editors
From 2001–2015, the Reign were known, aptly enough, as the Monarchs. Their kingdom was Manchester, New Hampshire, and in 14 seasons there they reached the AHL playoffs 13 times, finally claiming the Calder Cup in 2014–15. Fresh off that franchise high note, the team moved to California in 2015, taking over the former ECHL team's name while retaining its proud affiliation with the Los Angeles Kings. As part of a brand new AHL division, the Reign's challenge will be to continue their historic dominance on the ice while trying to finally convince the referees to serve as their court jesters.