Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending Jan. 3, 2016

Photo: Aaron Lavinsky

Photo: Aaron Lavinsky

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas:

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

22 goals, 30 assists, plus-8, 28 PIM in 36 games played

North Bay won both of their home games and lost both of their away games last week. Amadio contributed to the wins with two goals and 3 assists.

ERIK CERNAK: Defenseman, Erie Otters (2nd round pick in 2015, OHL)

3 goals, 5 assists, plus-2, 8 PIM in 18 games played

The Otters won both of their home games and both of their away games last week. Cernak did not play in the games due to being at the World Juniors.

Slovakia lost all four of their games last week in the World Junior Championship, including the quarterfinal game, resulting in elimination. Cernak was a non-factor on the score sheet.

ALEXANDER DERGACHYOV: Forward, St. Petersburg SKA (3rd round pick in 2015, KHL)

2 goals, 0 assists, minus-1, 2 PIM in 21 games played

SKA did not have any games last week.

Russia played four games in the World Juniors last week, winning all. They beat Denmark in the quarterfinals and now will play USA in the semifinals on Jan. 4. In the four games, Dergachyov registered an assist.

ALEC DILLON: Goalie, Edmonton Oil Kings (5th round pick in 2014, WHL)

7 games played, 2-2-1 record, 3.81 GAA, .871 SV%

The Oil Kings won both of their home games and lost their away game last week. Dillon did not start for any of the games.

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

1 goal, 6 assists, plus-1, 2 PIM in 13 games played

The Gophers played two games in the 25th Annual Mariucci Classic last week, which they split. Johnson scored his first goal of the season and recorded an assist.

MAXIM KITSYN: Forward, Manchester Monarchs (6th round pick in 2010, KHL)

10 goals, 11 assists, plus-13, 35 PIM in 34 games played

The Monarchs played three home games last week, winning one and losing two. Kitsyn registered a goal and an assist.

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

2 goals, 6 assists, plus-16, 6 PIM in 21 games played

UND played two games in the Subway Holiday Classic versus Alabama Huntsville last week, winning both. LaDue registered a goal.

ALEX LINTUNIEMI: Defenseman, Manchester Monarchs (2nd round pick in 2014, OHL)

0 goals, 5 assists, minus-4, 0 PIM in eight games played

Lintuniemi did not play in any of the Monarchs’ games last week due to an arm injury.

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

12 goals, 12 assists, plus-19, 17 PIM in 29 games played

In the Otters’ four games last week, Marchment registered a goal and three assists.

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

4 goals, 13 assists, plus-6, 35 PIM in 38 games played

Ottawa played four away games last week, winning one and losing three. Middleton registered two assists.

MATT MISTELE: Forward, Sarnia Sting (6th round pick in 2014, OHL)

17 goals, 15 assists, minus-10, 29 PIM in 29 games played

Sarnia split their away games and lost their home game last week. Mistele recorded three goals and three assists in the games.

NIKOLAI PROKHORKIN: Forward, Salavat Yulaev UFA (4th round pick in 2012, KHL)

12 goals, 12 assists, plus-6, 52 PIM in 42 games played

Salavat Yulaev UFA won their away game last week. Prokhorkin registered an assist.

CHAZ REDDEKOPP: Defenseman, Victoria Royals (7th round pick in 2015, WHL)

4 goals, 13 assists, plus-4, 71 PIM in 39 games played

The Royals played four games last week, losing their home game and two away games and winning one away game. Reddekopp registered an assist.

ALEX ROACH: Defenseman, Manchester Monarchs (free agent signing)

3 goals, 12 assists, plus-8, 60 PIM in 30 games played

In the Monarchs’ games last week, Roach contributed an assist. He also registered 18 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct.

MATT ROY: Defenseman, Michigan Tech (7th round pick in 2015, WCHA)

2 goals, 5 assists, plus-5, 21 PIM in 19 games played

Michigan Tech played two games in the 51st Annual Great Lakes Invitational last week, which they split. Roy played in one game but was a non-factor on the score sheet.

MATT SCHMALZ: Forward, Sudbury Wolves (5th round pick in 2015, OHL)

5 goals, 9 assists, minus-34, 28 PIM in 35 games played

The Wolves lost both of their away games and their home game last week. Schmalz played in two of the games but was a non-factor on the score sheet.

DAMIR SHARIPZYANOV: Defensman, Owen Sound Attack (undrafted signing)

1 goal, 6 assists, even, 10 PIM in 16 games

Owen Sound played three home games last week, winning one and losing two. Sharipzyanov did not play due to being at the World Juniors.

In Russia’s four wins at the World Juniors last week, Sharipzyanov was a non-factor on the score sheet. Russia plays USA in the semifinals on Jan. 4.

AUSTIN WAGNER: Forward, Regina Pats (4th round pick in 2015, WHL)

15 goals, 19 assists, plus-15, 54 PIM in 38 games

The Pats lost their away game and won two out of three home games last week. Wagner was a huge contributor with three goals and four assists.

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

18 goals, 19 assists, plus-6, 14 PIM in 35 games played

The Frontenacs lost their away game and split their home games last week. Watson contributed with a goal and four assists.

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