|2020–21 AHL season|
El Segundo, California[a]
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Toyota Arena|
Toyota Sports Center[a]
|Owner(s)||Anschutz Entertainment Group|
|General manager||Richard Seeley|
|Head coach||John Wroblewski|
|Media||Inland Valley Daily Bulletin|
|Affiliates||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|Division Championships||1 (2015–16)|
The Ontario Reign are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which began play in the 2015–16 season. Based in Ontario, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings, the team plays its home games at the Toyota Arena. For the 2020–21 season, the team plays out of the Kings' practice rink, Toyota Sports Center, in El Segundo.
The franchise is a relocation of the former Manchester Monarchs AHL franchise when several other franchises created a Pacific Division in 2015. The team is owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The Reign replaced the ECHL team of the same name, which played from 2008 until 2015, after which they moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, to play as the Manchester Monarchs.
On January 29, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, to Ontario as one of five charter members of the AHL's new Pacific Division. The team retained the Reign nickname from its ECHL predecessor (which moved to Manchester and take on the Monarchs moniker, in essentially a "franchise swap"). The Reign's AHL logo was unveiled on Wednesday, February 11.
In its inaugural season in California, the Reign won the first Pacific Division regular season title with a 44–19–4–1 record. Goaltender Peter Budaj was named to the 2015–16 AHL First All-Star Team and was selected as the league top goaltender with the Baz Bastien Memorial Award. Sean Backman lead the team in scoring with 21 goals and 34 assists while playing all 68 games for the Reign. The Reign would also win the division in the playoffs, defeating the San Jose Barracuda three-games-to-one and the San Diego Gulls four-games-to-one. In the conference finals, the Reign were swept by the eventual Calder Cup champion Lake Erie Monsters in four games.
During the next season in 2016–17, due to goaltender injuries and call-ups for their parent club, the Los Angeles Kings, the Reign ended up using a Canadian father-son duo Dusty and Jonah Imoo during a game in October 2016. Dusty Imoo (age 46) was a goaltending consultant with the Kings. Jonah (age 22) made his AHL debut on a tryout contract. Both the Imoos had grown up in Surrey, British Columbia. By the end of the season, the Reign qualified for the playoffs in third place in the Pacific Division, losing in the first round to San Diego.
Approaching the delayed 2020–21 season, due to COVID-19 pandemic considerations, the Reign announced they would temporarily relocate and play out of the Kings' practice rink, Toyota Sports Center, in El Segundo. The Sports Center would host all the Reign's home games closed to spectators.
|Season||GP||W||L||OTL||SOL||Pts||PCT||GF||GA||Standing||Year||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||Finals|
|2015–16||68||44||19||4||1||93||.684||192||138||1st, Pacific||2016||W, 3–1, SJ||W, 4–1, SD||L, 0–4, LE||—|
|2016–17||68||36||21||10||1||83||.610||199||190||3rd, Pacific||2017||L, 2–3, SD||—||—||—|
|2017–18||68||36||25||4||3||79||.581||200||194||3rd, Pacific||2018||L, 1–3, TEX||—||—||—|
|2018–19||68||25||33||6||4||60||.441||213||274||7th, Pacific||2019||Did not qualify|
|2019–20||57||29||22||5||1||64||.561||166||198||5th, Pacific||2020||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
Updated March 13, 2021.
|5||Mark Alt||D||R||29||2021||Kansas City, Missouri||Kings|
|35||Jean-Francois Berube||G||L||29||2020||Repentigny, Quebec||Reign|
|55||Quinton Byfield||C||L||18||2021||Newmarket, Ontario||Kings|
|12||Blaine Byron (A)||C||L||26||2019||Manotick, Ontario||Reign|
|10||Kale Clague||D||L||22||2018||Regina, Saskatchewan||Kings|
|37||Jacob Doty||RW/C||R||27||2019||Denver, Colorado||Reign|
|47||Aidan Dudas||C||R||20||2021||Parry Sound, Ontario||Kings|
|6||Sean Durzi||D||R||22||2019||Toronto, Ontario||Kings|
|21||Mikey Eyssimont||LW||L||24||2018||Littleton, Colorado||Kings|
|11||Samuel Fagemo||RW||R||21||2021||Göteborg, Sweden||Kings|
|24||Cameron Gaunce (A)||D||L||30||2021||Sudbury, Ontario||Reign|
|32||Nick Halloran||RW||R||23||2020||Draper, Utah||Reign|
|3||Cole Hults||D||L||22||2021||Stoughton, Wisconsin||Kings|
|18||Bokondji Imama||LW||L||24||2017||Montreal, Quebec||Kings|
|68||Jacob Ingham||G||L||20||2021||Barrie, Ontario||Kings|
|34||Arthur Kaliyev||LW||L||19||2021||Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Kings|
|9||Rasmus Kupari||C||R||21||2019||Kotka, Finland||Kings|
|29||John Lethemon||G||L||24||2021||Northville, Michigan||Reign|
|27||Tyler Madden||C||R||21||2021||Deerfield Beach, Florida||Kings|
|43||Jacob Moverare||D||L||22||2021||Östersund, Sweden||Kings|
|26||Markus Phillips||D||L||21||2019||Port Perry, Ontario||Kings|
|38||Jack Sadek||D||R||23||2020||Lakeville, Minnesota||Reign|
|25||Devante Smith-Pelly||RW||R||28||2021||Scarborough, Ontario||Reign|
|13||Johan Sodergran||LW||L||21||2019||Stockholm, Sweden||Kings|
|2||Austin Strand||D||R||24||2018||Calgary, Alberta||Kings|
|7||Brett Sutter (C)||C||L||33||2016||Calgary, Alberta||Reign|
|14||Akil Thomas||C||R||21||2021||Scarborough, Ontario||Kings|
|39||Alex Turcotte||C||L||20||2021||Island Lake, Illinois||Kings|