LA Kings Prospect Tracker: Several Advance in Playoffs, MacDermid Suspended

MacDermid Kurtis OHLPost-season action in the Ontario Hockey League continues to roll right along with a few of the Kings prospects eliminated, but many still alive as action gets underway in the second round. For those unfamiliar with the junior hockey playoffs, there will be a winner crowned champion in the OHL (similar to the NHL). Then, the winners of the three Canadian major junior leagues – the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL – play a special four-team tournament, along with the team from the host city, to determine the Memorial Cup champion.

That’s still a ways away, though. We’ll keep you up to date as things continue to move along. Below are the results for L.A.’s prospects over the past week. Keep in mind, this list isn’t exclusive to just the OHL. It encompasses all prospects who bvegan the season not playing in the American Hockey League.

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: 4 goals, 5 assists, even, 2 PIM in seven games played

North Bay split the first two games of their second round series versus Barrie last week. Amadio contributed two assists.

North Bay leads series 2-1.

GM 1: Barrie 3, North Bay 2

GM 2: North Bay 2, Barrie 3

GM 3: North Bay 4, Barrie 2

GM 4: BAR @ NB – Thu, Apr 16

GM 5: NB @ BAR – Sat, Apr 18

GM 6: BAR @ NB – Sun, Apr 19

GM 7: NB @ BAR – Tue, Apr 21

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 stopped by MayorsManor earlier this week, where he discussed the signing, his current injury, and the possibility of playing with the Manchester Monarchs soon.

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: 1 game played, 1-0 record, 1.00 GAA, .962 SV%

Tri-City played two away games last week, which they split. Dillon started the first of the back-to-back games, making 28 saves on 31 shots, but Tri-City lost the game. Despite the loss, Dillon finished with the best GAA in the USHL.

Tri-City began their best-of-five series of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday and beat Omaha 2-1. Dillon made 25 saves on 26 shots.

GM 1: Tri-City 2, Omaha 1

GM 2: Omaha @ Tri-City – Thurs, Apr 16

GM 3: Omaha @ Tri-City – Sat, Apr 18

GM 4: Tri-City @ Omaha – Sun, Apr 19

GM 5: Omaha @ Tri-City – Tues, Apr

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 and MODO’s season has ended after they won their relegation series 4-0 versus HC White Horse. The series win allowed them to remain in the SHL next year. However, as announced on Tuesday, Kempe is now in North America and is expected to stay here going forward.

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

UND lost the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals versus Boston University last week and were eliminated from the tournament. LaDue was a non-factor on the scoresheet. He is currently deciding if he will stay in school or turn pro and sign an entry-level contract with Los Angeles.

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 Tuesday, 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

Lintuniemi and the Ottawa 67’s were eliminated from the playoffs by Niagara on April 5. He has since signed a three-year entry level contract with the Kings, joined AHL Manchester, and made his unexpected debut with the Monarchs last weekend.

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

Lowry recently spoke with MayorsManor about what’s next in his hockey career, as well as his ongoing recovery from back surgery.

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 swept London last week to advance to the Western Conference Finals. MacDermid played in Game 1, registering five PIM in the game. He has been suspended for 8 games for a hit he threw on Coyotes prospect Max Domi, video below.

Erie wins series 4-0.

GM 1: Erie 5, London 2

GM 2: Erie 7, London 3

GM 3: Erie 4, London 1

GM 4: Erie 5, London 2

Erie will play Sault Ste. Marie (the former home of Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin, Jordan Nolan and many other Kings players) in the OHL Western Conference Finals. The schedule is TBD.

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

In the Otters’ four wins last week, Marchment was a big contributor with two goals and three assists.

Erie wins series 4-0.

GM 1: Erie 5, London 2

GM 2: Erie 7, London 3

GM 3: Erie 4, London 1

GM 4: Erie 5, London 2

Erie will play Sault Ste. Marie in the Western Conference Finals. The schedule is TBD.

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 and the Ottawa 67’s were eliminated from the playoffs by Niagara on April 5. As noted previously, Middleton is likely headed to AHL Manchester, where he will likely only practice with the team, not play any games.

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: 4 goals, 0 assists, plus-2, 8 PIM in eight games played

Oshawa played the first three games of their series versus Niagara last week, winning two and losing one. Mistele contributed one goal in Game 2.

Oshawa leads series 2-1.

GM 1: Oshawa 5, Niagara 3

GM 2: Oshawa 6, Niagara 1

GM 3: Niagara 7, Oshawa 3

GM 4: OSH @ NIAG – Thu, Apr 16

GM 5: NIAG @ OSH – Fri, Apr 17

GM 6: OSH @ NIAG – Sun, Apr 19

GM 7: NIAG @ OSH – Tue, Apr 21

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’s team lost in Game 7 of the KHL Western Conference Finals this past week. Prokhorkin was scratched for the final game.

SKA wins series 4-3.

GM 1: CSKA 3, SKA 0

GM 2: CSKA 3, SKA 2

GM 3: CSKA 3, SKA 1

GM 4: SKA 4, CSKA 1

GM 5: SKA 6, CSKA 2

GM 6: SKA 2, CSKA 1

GM 7: SKA 3, CSKA 2

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-3, 14 PIM in nine games played

Zykov and the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques split the first two games of their series versus Rimouski last week. Zykov contributed two assists in Game 3.

Rimouski leads series 2-1.

GM 1: Gatineau 2, Rimouski 1

GM 2: Rimouski 3, Gatineau 1

GM 3: Rimouski 5, Gatinuea 2

GM 4: Rimouski @ Gatineau – Wed, Apr 15

GM 5: Rimouski @ Gatineau – Fri, April 17

GM 6: Gatineau @ Rimouski – Mon, Apr 20

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