MANCHESTER, NH – On Wednesday, the Manchester Monarchs announced that Doug Christiansen will be the team’s head coach and general manager for the 2018-’19 season.
Christiansen becomes the team’s sixth head coach and second since joining the ECHL. He replaces Rich Seeley, who was named as the new General Manager of the AHL Ontario Reign earlier this month.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Christansen played five games for the Monarchs over the course of two seasons, ending a ten-year career in Europe after various stops in the ECHL and AHL.
He joins the Monarchs after spending the past four years as Director of Player Development of the USHL, also serving seven seasons as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for three teams in the United Kingdom.
“Manchester is an organization with a proud tradition of success. I am excited to join the Manchester community and look forward to building a championship caliber team,” Christiansen stated.
Christiansen and the Monarchs open their season in Brampton, Ontario on Oct. 13, when they play the Brampton Beast.