LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Plus Playoff Matchups Set

AmadioAll Canadian major junior leagues have now completed their regular seasons and playoff matchups have been set. Every Kings prospect playing in the OHL and QMJHL qualified for post-season action, with two of them even set to square off in the opening round as Spencer Watson (Kingston) will face Mike Amadio (North Bay). The Kings don’t currently have any prospects in the WHL. Additionally, the NCAA tournaments have wrapped up, and play is set to being this weekend in college hockey’s 16-team post-season finale.

Here is how all LA Kings prospects did last week, excluding players in the ECHL and AHL:

MIKE AMADIO:  Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL):

Season to date stats: 24 goals, 47 assists, plus-30, 18 PIM

North Bay played one away and two home games this past week. Amadio contributed six assists in the three games.

Next up, Amadio will play fellow prospect Spencer Watson, as the Battalion and Kingston Frontenacs will begin a best-of-seven playoff series on Friday, March 27.

 

JONNY BRODZINSKI: Forward, St. Cloud State University (5th round pick in 2013)

Season: 20 goals, 17 assists, even, 49 PIM

The St. Cloud State Huskies played two games in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff over the weekend. They won their first game against the University of North Dakota with the help of an assist from Brodzinski. The Huskies lost their next game versus Miami University, despite him scoring. They finished the NCHC playoffs with a record of 3-1.

The Huskies will now play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Michigan Tech on March 27.

ALEC DILLON: Goalie, Tri-City Storm / USHL (5th round pick in 2014)

Season: 37 games played, 22-8-4 record, 2.12 GAA, .917 SV%

Tri-City played two home games last week. Dillon started and won both games, making a combined 52 saves on 57 shots.

The four points gained allowed Tri-City to remain first in the Western Conference.

STEVEN JOHNSON: Defenseman, University of Minnesota (4th round pick in 2014) 

Season: 0 goals, 1 assist, plus-1, 2 PIM

The University of Minnesota Gophers won both of their games over the weekend to claim the Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. This was the team’s first conference playoff title since 2007. Their win advanced them to the NCAA Tournament. They will face their rivals, the Minnesota Duluth, on March 27 in the first round of the Northeast Regional. Johnson was scratched for both games.

ADRIAN KEMPE: Forward, MODO (1st round pick in 2014, SweHL)

Season: 5 goals, 12 assists, minus-8, 42 PIM
* No new information this week

PAUL LADUE: Defeseman, University of North Dakota (6th round pick in 2012)

Season: 5 goals, 15 assists, plus-8, 10 PIM

The University of North Dakota played two games in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff this past weekend and lost both contests, scoring only two goals combined. LaDue was a non-factor on the score sheet. UND, the No. 1 seed in their region, will next play in the NCAA West Regional versus Quinnipiac University on March 27.

ZAC LESLIE: Defenseman, Guelph Storm (6th round pick in 2013, OHL) 

Season: 11 goals, 37 assists, plus-6, 57 PIM

Guelph had three home games last week, in which they went 2-1. As we noted last week, Leslie had season-ending surgery a few weeks back and has not played since. Guelph will be facing Owen Sound in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Inside the Kings locker room, that means Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown (Guelph) will be looking for bragging rights over Trevor Lewis (Owen Sound).

ALEX LINTUNIEMI: Defenseman, Ottawa 67’s (2nd round pick in 2014, OHL)

Season: 7 goals, 29 assists, minus-5, 22 PIM

Ottawa lost their away game last week, but came out on top in both of their home games. Lintuniemi registered three assists in the three games.

Their win on March 22 clinched home ice for their upcoming playoff series vs. Niagara.

JOEL LOWRY: Forward, Cornell University (5th round pick in 2011, BCHL)

Season: 4 goals, 4 assists, minus-1, 14 PIM
* season ended early due to surgery

KURTIS MACDERMID: Defenseman, Erie Otters (free agent signing)

Season: 8 goals, 32 assists, plus-20, 129 PIM

The Otters won all three of their away games this past week. MacDermid played in one of the games and registered an assist. MacDermid received several honors in the recent OHL Coaches Poll, as noted here.

Erie will take on Sarnia in the first round of the OHL playoffs.

JAKE MARCHMENT: Center, Erie Otters (6th round pick in 2014, OHL)

Season: 4 goals, 7 assists, plus-3, 6 PIM

Marchment played in two of the Otters’ games last week. His only appearance on the scoresheet was with two penalty minutes. Erie is set to play Sarnia in the playoffs.

JACOB MIDDLETON: Defenseman, Ottawa 67’s (7th round pick in 2014, OHL)

Season: 4 goals, 23 assists, plus-11, 62 PIM

In the 67’s three games last week, Middleton recorded one goal and one assist. Ottawa will now face Niagara in the playoffs.

MATTHEW MISTELE: Forward, Oshawa Generals (6th round pick in 2014, OHL)

Season: 37 goals, 27 assists, plus-8, 34 PIM

Oshawa had two road losses last week. Mistele did not register any points. The team will now face Peterborough in the OHL’s opening round of the post-season.

NIKOLAI PROKHORKIN: Forward, CSKA (4th round pick, 2012, KHL)

Season: 9 goals, 11 assists, plus-18, 15 PIM

Prokhorkin’s CSKA team played three games in the KHL’s Western Semi-Finals this past week, winning two games to take the series 4-1. Prokhorkin played in two of the games, registering only one SOG total. CSKA will now play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on March 26.

SPENCER WATSON: Forward, Kingston Frontenacs (7th round pick in 2014, OHL)

Season: 20 goals, 28 assists, plus-10, 10 PIM

Kingston played two away and one home game last week, winning two and losing one. In the three games, Watson was credited with a goal. The Frontenacs are set to open the playoffs Friday vs. North Bay. Wasson placed in the top three of two separate categories of the recently announced OHL Coaches Poll.

VALENTIN ZYKOV: Forward, Gatineau Olympiques (2nd round pick in 2013, QMHL)

Season: 21 goals, 25 assists, plus-4, 60 PM

Zykov and the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques won both of their games last week. He recorded two goals and one assist. The Olympiques are going to play Armada in the first round of the playoffs.

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