Laughland returns to Kings

Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 10:00

A familiar face has rejoined the Dauphin Kings to lead the team’s business aspect.
Christian Laughland was named the Kings’ director of Business Operations and will be responsible for managing and developing the team’s strategic marketing plan, partnerships, fund-raising, promotions, game day operations, advertising and events on behalf of the franchise.
Laughland previously worked for the team from 2016 to 2021.
“The Kings approached me and asked if I wanted to come back, if there was any interest there. And obviously, I did,” Laughland explained.
“I live and breathe hockey, so it made sense for me to make the move, and I did.”
Laughland will be stepping down as the team’s governor, a role he has held since last year.
Recognizing there is always room for improvement, Laughland said the team is in a pretty good place right now.
“The team has wiped its debt clean and I think just going forward, it’s kind of keep moving in the right direction. And with the good board that we have, good staff and players, this is going to be an exciting season,” he said.
Last week, the Kings announced a pair of player signings.
Forward Dylan Duzan signed with the Kings after playing last season with his hometown Moose Jaw U18 Warriors of the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League, where the five-foot, 10-inch, 161-pounder led the team with 22 goals and 22 assists for 44 points in 38 games.
Also signing on the bottom line was six-foot, 190-pound defenceman Austin Watts of Medicine Hat, Alta.
Watts tallied one goal and 10 assists for 11 points in 41 games with the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League.

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