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The forward will return to the Kings’ top affiliate on AHL contract as a defending Calder Cup champion after having totaled one goal, seven points and 167 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games with Manchester and no points in eight games with Portland. He also appeared in 11 playoff games and moved up to third line duty for the clinching Game 5 win at Utica after David Van der Gulik was unable to play due to injury.

That Bissonnette would return to the Kings’ top affiliate appeared to be in the cards based on conversations I had with hockey operations shortly after the Monarchs’ Calder Cup win. The veteran of 202 NHL games was a unifying team leader and steadying veteran presence in Manchester’s dressing room despite occupying a depth role with the club. He also served in loco parentis for Adrian Kempe, his 18-year-old roommate throughout the playoffs.