Spending a majority of his career in either the AHL or in the top leagues of Europe, Del Monte is poised to return to North America. Last season Del Monte notched 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 42 games in Germany with the Rosenheim Star Bulls.
While he has never donned the red, white and blue of the K-Wings, the upcoming season marks the second time the forward has signed with Kalamazoo.
The native of Mississauga, Ontario spent his collegiate career at Brock University, where he average over a point-a-night for Badgers. Del Monte has also played four seasons of junior hockey, including two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting.
During the 2011-12 season, Del Monte, who signed a contract with the team in the offseason, went to the AHL training camp of Worcester and spent the entire season with the Sharks.
Del Monte brings championship experience to the K-Wings’ locker room. He was a member of the Cincinnati Cyclones 2010 Kelly Cup Championship team.