LA Kings Prospect Tracker: One Debuts, Others Roll in Playoffs

AHL: APR 17 Portland Pirates at Manchester MonarchsIt was quite the week among the land of the LA Kings prospects. Their 2014 first round draft pick, Adrian Kempe, made his North American debut, and a few junior-level prospects are now on a collision course in the OHL playoffs. Check out all the details…

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, 7 assists, minus-1, 2 PIM in nine games played

North Bay won two games against Barrie last week, closing out their second round series 4-1 and advancing to the OHL Eastern Conference Final. Amadio contributed two goals and two assists to the wins.

North Bay wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Barrie 3, North Bay 2
GM 2: North Bay 2, Barrie 3
GM 3: North Bay 4, Barrie 2
GM 4: North Bay 4, Barrie 3
GM 5: North Bay 7, Barrie 5

North Bay will play Oshawa next, who feature fellow LA Kings prospect Matthew Mistele, in the Eastern Conference Finals.

GM 1: NB @ OSH – Fri, Apr 24
GM 2: NB @ OSH – Sun, Apr 26
GM 3: OSH @ NB – Tue, Apr 28
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

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

Full season stats (including tournament games): 21 goals, 18 assists, minus- 1, 49 PIM in 40 games played

Brodzinski and SCSU were eliminated by North Dakota at the NCAA Division I West Regional tournament on March 28. As reported previously, he has decided to forgo his senior season and turned pro, signing an entry-level contract with the Kings recently. He had an ankle injury that prevented him from playing in any of Manchester’s final regular season games. However, he has been cleared to skate and could make his AHL debut in the playoffs.

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: 3 games played, 3-0 record, 1.34 GAA, .946 SV%

Tri-City won Game 2 and Game 3 last week, completing their sweep over the Omaha Lancers. Dillon made a combined 45 saves on 48 shots.

Tri City wins series 3-0.
GM 1: Tri-City 2, Omaha 1
GM 2: Tri-City 2, Omaha 2
GM 3: Tri City 3, Omaha 1

Tri-City advances to the Western Conference Finals. Their schedule and opponent is TBD.

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

Season (including tournament game): 0 goals, 1 assist, even, 4 PIM

Johnson and the Minnesota Gophers were eliminated from the playoffs by Minnesota Duluth at the NCAA Northeast Regionals on March 27.

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

Season: 5 goals, 12 assists, minus-8, 42 PIM
Relegation series: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-4, 2 PIM in four games played

Kempe signed an entry level contract with the Kings last week. He is now in the U.S. and made his North American debut on Friday night with the Manchester Monarchs, something he talked about here.

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

Full season stats (including tournament games): 5 goals, 17 assists, plus-7, 31 PIM in 41 games played

After North Dakota was eliminated from the Frozen Four, Kings Assistant GM Rob Blake paid a visit to LaDue to discus if the talented defenseman will stay in school or turn pro and sign an entry-level contract with Los Angeles. More details are avaialble here.

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

Regular season: 11 goals, 37 assists, plus-6, 57 PIM

Guelph Storm was swept by the Ste. Marie Greyhounds on April 14 and were eliminated from the playoffs. As noted previously, Leslie had season-ending surgery and is not expected to play in the OHL again – instead, he will turn pro this summer.

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

Regular season: 7 goals, 29 assists, minus-5, 22 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 1 goal, 2 assists, minus-6, 2 PIM in four games played

Following the Ottawa 67’s elimination from the OHL playoffs, Lintuniemi signed a three-year entry level contract with the Kings and joined AHL Manchester. Although not originally scheduled to play, he made his unexpected debut with the Monarchs and spoke with MayorsManor about his experience here.

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

Regular season: 4 goals, 4 assists, minus-1, 14 PIM in 11 games played
*season ended early due to surgery

He is expected to sign an entry level contract with the Kings soon.

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

The Otters had no games last week after sweeping the London Knights on April 14. They begin the Western Conference Final versus Sault Ste. Marie on April 23. MacDermid will not play in the first five games of the series due to his eight-game suspension for a hit on Coyotes prospect Max Domi in Game 1 of the last round.

GM 1: ER @ SSM – Thu, Apr 23
GM 2: ER @ SSM – Fri, Apr 24
GM 3: SSM @ ER – Sun, Apr 26
GM 4: SSM @ ER – Tue, Apr 28
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 eight games played

The Otters had no games last week after sweeping the London Knights on April 14. They begin the Western Conference finals versus Sault Ste. Marie on April 23.

GM 1: ER @ SSM – Thu, Apr 23
GM 2: ER @ SSM – Fri, Apr 24
GM 3: SSM @ ER – Sun, Apr 26
GM 4: SSM @ ER – Tue, Apr 28
GM 5: ER @ SSM – Thu, Apr 30
GM 6: SSM @ ER – Sat, May 2
GM 7: ER @ SSM – Mon, May 4

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

Regular season: 4 goals, 23 assists, plus-11, 62 PIM in 64 games played
Playoffs: 1 goal, 1 assist, minus-4, 4 PIM in six games played

Middleton was targeted for Manchester after the Ottawa 67’s were eliminated from the playoffs. However, he has not arrived yet and the reason for the hold up is unclear at this time.

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-3, 10 PIM in 10 games played

Oshawa played won Game 4 and Game 5 in their series versus Niagara last week, winning the series 4-1. Mistele contributed one goal and one assist in Game 5.

Oshawa wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Oshawa 5, Niagara 3
GM 2: Oshawa 6, Niagara 1
GM 3: Niagara 7, Oshawa 3
GM 4: Oshawa 7, Niagara 4
GM 5: Oshawa 4, Niagara 2

Oshawa will play North Bay and fellow LA Kings prospect Mike Amadio in the Eastern Conference Final next.

GM 1: NB @ OSH – Fri, Apr 24
GM 2: NB @ OSH – Sun, Apr 26
GM 3: OSH @ NB – Tue, Apr 28
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

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

Regular season: 9 goals, 11 assists, plus-18, 15 PIM in 41 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 0 assists, even, 2 PIM in 4 games played

Prokhorkin and CSKA were eliminated from the playoffs by SKA on April 7.

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

Regular season: 20 goals, 28 assists, plus-10, 10 PIM in 41 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 1 assist, minus- 2, 0 PIM in four games played

Watson and the Kingston Frontenacs were eliminated from the playoffs by North Bay on April 2.

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

Regular season: 15 goals, 13 assists, plus-4, 38 PM in 42 games played
Playoffs: 3 goal, 4 assist, plus-1, 20 PIM in 11 games played

Zykov and the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques lost Game 4 and Game 5 of their series versus Rimouski last week and were eliminated from the playoffs. Zykov was a non-factor on the scoresheet, registering only six PIM in the two games. As reported by MayorsManor, he is expected to be assigned to Manchester shortly.

Rimouski wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Gatineau 2, Rimouski 1
GM 2: Rimouski 3, Gatineau 1
GM 3: Rimouski 5, Gatinuea 2
GM 4: Rimouski 3, Gatineau 0
GM 5: Rimouski 4, Gatineau 1

Detailed coverage of everything happening in Manchester can be found here – including analysis, line combos, game highlights, and more.

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  1. Joshua S. says:

    Is there anymore word on the NIKOLAI PROKHORKIN situation? He is such a dynamic player. I’m sure Dean is just thrilled with the Russian factor here. Is Nikolai looking to stay in the KHL permanently or will he report to Ontario next fall? Last I heard he signed another KHL contract.