Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that David Bell has been named the Assistant Coach.
Bell re-connects with Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers after serving as Stothers’ assistant in Owen Sound from 2004-2007. LA Kings Assistant General Manager Michael Futa was also in Owen Sound with Stothers and Bell and served as General Manager from 2002-2007.
Last season, Bell served as Head Coach of the Niagara IceDogs and reached the postseason after standing as an assistant with the organization the previous three seasons. The Wiarton, Ontario, native brings AHL experience to the Reign after serving as an assistant with the Springfield Falcons from 2007-2009.
As a player, Bell skated six seasons in the pro ranks including 60 AHL games with Springfield, Portland and Saint John totaling two goals and an assist for three points. In 235 ECHL games, he totaled 70 points (18 goals, 52 assists) and helped Greenville capture a Kelly Cup title in 2002.
Bell is a graduate of the Ottawa 67’s where he played under coaching legend Brian Kilrea for four seasons from 1994-98, recording 88 points (26 goals, 62 assists) over 225 career regular season OHL contests.
In addition to his time behind the bench in Niagara, Bell has also served as an assistant coach with the Owen Sound Attack, Barrie Colts and Sudbury Wolves dating back to 2004.
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