Hockey Operations

Richard Seeley, General Manager

Richard Seeley - CUT.jpgSeeley, 42 is in his fourth season with the Reign as the team's General Manager. Prior to joining Ontario, he spent three years as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations of the ECHL's Manchester Monarchs.

With Manchester, Seeley composed a record of 117-73-26 and qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of his three seasons. Seeley's Monarchs went 3-3 in the postseason, including a run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017.

As a player, Seeley was originally selected by the LA Kings in the sixth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Seeley played in over 500 games during his professional playing career, which spanned two leagues in North America and three in Europe. The Powell River, BC native appeared in 340 games in the Kings system and served as captain of the AHL's Manchester Monarchs during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons.

John Wroblewski, Head Coach

Wroblewski, 40, is the fifth head coach to serve for the AHL affiliate in Manchester or Ontario.

The Neenah, WI native joined the Reign in 2020 after spending his previous four seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP) from 2016-20. In his role, Wroblewski spent two-year stints with players from the same birth year and alternated as head coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team (2017-18, 2019-20) and Under-18 Team (2016-17, 2018-19).

Prior to being named a head coach at the NTDP, Wroblewski served as head coach of the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms for one season (2015-16). He also coached professionally as an assistant for two seasons with the AHL’s Rochester Americans (2013-15) and two seasons as head coach of the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators (2011-13), where he was co-recipient of the 2011-12 Coach of the Year Award. Prior to Gwinnett, he also spent one season as an assistant coach for the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers (2010-11).

Chris Hajt, Assistant Coach

Hajt, 43, is in his fifth season as an Assistant Coach with the Reign (2015-17, 2019-present). During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns, Hajt served as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. He also spent one season as an assistant coach in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs in 2014-15, where he was part of the 2015 Calder Cup Championship team. With Ontario, Hajt helped the Reign qualify for the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2016.

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has more than 10 years of coaching experience throughout his career. Hajt was a part of the OHL’s Guelph Storm from 2008-14, as an assistant coach for six seasons and as the team’s assistant general manager for one, where he helped lead the Storm to the 2014 OHL Championship and a second-place finish at the 2014 Memorial Cup.

 

As a player, Hajt skated in 582 career professional games across six leagues, including six games in the National Hockey League with the Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals. The former blueliner appeared in 477 AHL games with Hamilton, Portland and Lowell and also had stints in the ECHL, DEL, Liiga and Serie A.

Craig Johnson, Assistant Coach

Johnson, 49, was hired as a Reign assistant coach in 2020. He originally joined the LA Kings organization as a part of the Player Development staff in June 2018, with a focus on skating. Prior to joining the Kings, he spent one season as an assistant coach with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign in 2010-11, served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2015 Deutschland Cup and was the director of coaching for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks at the AAA Junior level.

Johnson’s extensive playing career included eight seasons with Los Angeles, in addition to NHL time with St. Louis, Anaheim, Toronto and Washington. The St. Paul, MN native played in 557 career NHL games, including 429 with the Kings. Johnson totaled 173 points (75-98-173) in his NHL career, and also spent time in the AHL, as well as overseas in Germany and Austria.

Matt Millar, Goaltending Development Coach

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Millar joined the Reign organization prior to the 2019-20 season from the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. Millar was hired by Dubuque in 2013 as the team's goalie coach and director of hockey operations, and was promoted to assistant coach in 2017. In his six years with the Fighting Saints, the team qualified for the playoffs each season, winning at least one playoff series each year, including an appearance in the Clark Cup Finals in 2016.

 

The El Segundo, CA native has worked extensively with USA Hockey, serving as an assistant coach at the Five Nations Tournament in 2016 and the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2017. His resume also includes scouting positions with the United States National Team Development Program and the NHL's Arizona Coyotes. A former netminder at Division-III Bethel University in Minnesota, Millar returned to his alma mater as goaltending coach in 2005, helping lead the club to an MIAC regular season and league championship in 2007.

 

Millar was no stranger to the LA Kings organization, having previously worked at Kings Development Camp for five years alongside goaltending coach Bill Ranford. Millar also has family ties to the organization - his father, Peter, served as the equipment manager for the Kings from 1989-2006.

Brad Schuler, Video Coach

Schuler is in his third season with the Reign, joining the team in 2019. He came to California after spending the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach with the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs where he helped lead the team to the second round of the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Delran, NJ native was an assistant coach at the University of Maine during the 2017-18 season and served in the same role for two seasons at Middlebury College. As a player, Schuler played professionally with the CHL’s Denver Cutthroats and the SPHL’s Huntsville Havoc following a four-season career at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Luke Eichas, Head Equipment Manager

Luke Eichas - Staff.jpgEichas is in his fourth season as the Reign's Head Equipment Manager after taking on the position during the 2017-18 campaign. The Rochester, NY native originally joined Ontario as the team's Assistant Equipment Manager before he was promoted to the head position.

Prior to joining the Reign, Eichas served as the Assistant Equipment Manager for the AHL's Stockton Heat for two seasons from 2015 through 2017.

Previously, Eichas worked four years at Locker Room Sports in Rochester, where he managed multiple sheets of ice and a pro shop location. He also has experience as a dressing room intern with the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Aisha Visram, Head Athletic Trainer

Aisha Visram Reign Headshot 300x400.jpgVisram joined the Reign in 2021 from the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, where she spent three seasons as the team’s athletic trainer. With Adirondack, Visram was the team’s lead trainer from 2017-2020, working with prospects from the New Jersey and Tampa Bay organizations. Visram was the ECHL’s Eastern Conference representative on the ECHL Athletic Trainers Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the Thunder, Visram worked as an athletic trainer at St. Lawrence University from 2012-17. While at St. Lawrence, she worked with both the men’s and women’s hockey teams, as well as a variety of other sports in the athletics program.

Andrew Oddy, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Andrew Oddy Reign Headshot 300x400.jpgAndrew Oddy joined the Reign prior to the 2021-22 season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. A native of Hudson, QC, Oddy previously spent five seasons with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2016-21.

Oddy completed his studies at Concordia University where he earned a degree in athletic therapy.

Justin Penna, Assistant Equipment Manager

Justin Penna Reign Headshot 300x400 screen.jpgJustin Penna joined the Reign prior to the 2021-22 season as an Assistant Equipment Manager. A native of Saugus, CA, Penna was previously the Asst AD, Equipment Services at Western Michigan University where he worked primarily with the school's men's hockey program.

Penna joined the Western Michigan Athletics staff as an equipment manager in September of 2015 after graduating from WMU in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in athletic training. He also earned his master's degree in business administration in 2020.

Penna also previously served as the equipment manager for Team USA during the 2019 Gretzky Hlinka Cup in Pieštany, Slovakia and Breclav, Czech Republic, as well as the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland where the U.S. earned a silver medal.

Alex Ryan, Assistant Equipment Manager

Alex Ryan Reign Headshot 300x400 screen.jpgAlex Ryan joined the Reign prior to the 2021-22 season after previously serving as the Head Equipment Manager for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), since the 2019-20 season.

Alex is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, but grew up in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He previously held the Head Equipment Manager position for one season with the Val d’Or Foreurs and for four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University where he was a member of two AUS Championship teams along with two USports national silver medal-winning squads.

Ryan was also with Hockey Canada for their U17 Development Camp in Calgary, AB in both 2018 and 2019. In addition, he worked the 2018 and 2019 ISBHF World U-16 Men's Ball Hockey Championship with Team Canada where he was part of a silver medal-winning squad in 2019.

John Odgers, Strength & Conditioning Coach

John Odgers Reign Headshot 300x400.jpgOdgers is in his first season with the LA Kings as the team's Assistant Strength And Conditioning Coach and also serves as the Reign's primary Strength & Conditioning Coach. A native of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan, Odgers previously spent two seasons in a similar role with the AHL's Iowa Wild from 2019-21.

The 28-year-old Odgers received both his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Kinesiology and Excercise Science from the University of Regina where he also served as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Odgers is also currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Lincoln School of Sport & Exercise Science and resides in El Segundo with his wife Jovi and dog Frankie.

Dane Skinner, Massage Therapist

Dane Skinner has served as the massage therapist for the Ontario Reign since 2016 and is now in his seventh season with the club. Skinner is a licensed massage therapist and graduated from Everest College in Ontario, Canada with an Associate of Arts in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage.