Kings Prospect Tracker: OHL and USHL Playoffs Heating Up

ErieAlthough several of the Kings prospects were eliminated from the junior hockey playoffs rather early, several still remain in contention and are contributing to their team’s success. Here’s a quick overview of what has gone down in the last week…

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

Regular season: 24 goals, 47 assists, plus-30, 18 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 6 goals, 9 assists, plus-1, 2 PIM in 11 games played

North Bay played three games in the Eastern Conference Finals versus Oshawa over last week, coming away with a pair of victories. Amadio contributed an assist in Game 1.

North Bay leads the series 2-1.

GM 1: North Bay 6, Oshawa 1
GM 2: Oshawa 1, North Bay 0
GM 3: North Bay 2, Oshawa 1
GM 4: OSH @ NB – Wed, Apr 29
GM 5: NB @ OSH – Fri, May 1
GM 6: OSH @ NB – Sun, May 3
GM 7: NB @ OSH – Mon, May 4

Amadio now has more time to focus on hockey because he finished his first year of school.

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

Regular season: 41 games played, 23-11-4 record, 2.27 GAA, .914 SV%
Playoffs: 4 games played, 4-0 record, 1.50 GAA, .942 SV%

Tri-City began the Western Conference Finals versus Sioux Falls last week. The two teams met in the playoffs in both 2006 and 2007, with Sioux Falls winning both times. In Game 1 of their 2015 series, Dillon made 27 saves on 29 shots, helping Tri-City win the game 4-2. Game 2 was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but was postponed due to maintenance issues at the Viaero Event Center. The game is rescheduled for Wednesday night.

Tri-City leads 1-0.

GM 1: Tri-City 4, Sioux Falls 2
GM 2: Sioux Falls @ Tri-City – Wed, Apr 29
GM 3: Tri-City @ Sioux Falls – Fri, May 1
GM 4: Tri-City @ Sioux Falls – Sat, May 2
GM 5: Sioux Falls @ Tri-City – Tues, May 5

An article written on Dillon’s impact on Tri-City was tweeted out recently:

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

Regular season: 8 goals, 32 assists, plus-20, 129 PIM in 61 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 2 assists, plus-4, 11 PIM in six games played

Over the last week, Erie has played four games of the Western Conference Finals, winning three and losing one. MacDermid did not play in the games due to his eight-game suspension for a hit on Coyotes prospect Max Domi in Game 1 of the last round. The next game he can play in is Game 6.

Erie leads series 3-1.

GM 1: Sault Ste. Marie 6, Erie 3
GM 2: Erie 5, Sault Ste. Marie 2
GM 3: Erie 4, Sault Ste. Marie 2
GM 4: Erie 7, Sault Ste. Marie 5
GM 5: ER @ SSM – Thu, Apr 30
GM 6: SSM @ ER – Sat, May 2
GM 7: ER @ SSM – Mon, May 4

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

Regular season: 4 goals, 7 assists, plus-3, 6 PIM in 51 games played
Playoffs: 6 goals, 5 assist, plus-9, 0 PIM in 11 games played

In Erie’s four games, Marchment recorded one assist.

Erie leads series 3-1.

GM 1: Sault Ste. Marie 6, Erie 3
GM 2: Erie 5, Sault Ste. Marie 2
GM 3: Erie 4, Sault Ste. Marie 2
GM 4: Erie 7, Sault Ste. Marie 5
GM 5: ER @ SSM – Thu, Apr 30
GM 6: SSM @ ER – Sat, May 2
GM 7: ER @ SSM – Mon, May 4

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

Regular season: 37 goals, 27 assists, plus-8, 34 PIM in 60 games played
Playoffs: 5 goals, 1 assists, plus-2, 10 PIM in 12 games played

Oshawa has now played the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals, dropping the first and third games to North Bay. Mistele was a non-factor on the scoresheet.

North Bay leads the series 2-1.

GM 1: North Bay 6, Oshawa 1
GM 2: Oshawa 1, North Bay 0
GM 3: North Bay 2, Oshawa 1
GM 4: OSH @ NB – Wed, Apr 29
GM 5: NB @ OSH – Fri, May 1
GM 6: OSH @ NB – Sun, May 3
GM 7: NB @ OSH – Mon, May 4

Maxim Kitsyn and Alex Roach are playing in Game 7 of their first round series with the Ontario Reign later this evening.

Updates on Jonny Brodzinski, Adrian Kempe, Alex Lintuniemi, and Valentin Zykov – all of whom were assigned to AHL Manchester when their seasons ended, can be found here.

Further, updates on prospects Steven Johnson (defenseman, University of Minnesota), Paul Ladue (defenseman, University of North Dakota, Zac Leslie (defenseman, Guelph Storm), Joel Lowry (forward, Cornell University), Jacob Middleton (defenseman, Ottawa 67’s), Nikolai Prokhorkin (forward, CSKA), and Spencer Watson (forward, Kingston Frontenacs) can be found in previous Prospect Trackers.

3 MUST-READ ARTICLES:

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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