LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending April 24, 2017

Through the end of the post-season, we will now be publishing a weekly tracker, designed to pass along quick information about all of the Kings’ non-AHL prospects, as well as highlight one or two key things that took place.  The following results for the week ending April 24, 2017

Austin Wagner: Forward, Regina Pats (4th round pick in 2015, WHL)

2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 64GP, 30G, 36A, 66PTS

Regina began the 2nd round of the WHL playoffs with a series against the Swift Current Broncos. Wagner has scored 12 points in 11 games played, including 10g and 2a as Regina completed the comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Swift Current Broncos and advanced to the 3rd round of the WHL playoffs.  Regina is currently tied 1-1 with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Wagner has scored two goals in the two games played.

Game 3 of the 3rd round series is April 25th and Game 4 on April 26th.

Spencer Watson: Forward, Mississauga Steelheads (7th round pick in 2014, OHL)

2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 41GP, 28G, 25A, 53PTS

Mississauga began the 2nd round of the OHL playoffs with a series against the Oshawa Generals. Watson has lit up the scoreboard for the Steelheads tallying 7 points in 4 games so far, including a hat-trick in game 3 where Steelheads won 7-4. Mississauga advanced to the 3rd round of the OHL playoffs after defeating Oshawa 4-1 in the best of 7. Mississauga is currently up 2-0 on the Peterborough Petes where Watson has scored 3 goals in the two games played. Game 3 is April 24th and Game 4 is scheduled for April 26th.

https://twitter.com/OHLSteelheads/status/855515409377882113

Jacob Moverare: Defenseman, Mississauga Steelheads (4th round pick in 2016, OHL)

2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 63GP, 2G, 30A, 32PTS

Jacob Moverare plays with fellow Kings Prospect Spencer Watson on the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL. Moverare tallied only 1 assist in the 5 game series win over Oshawa, but did rack up a nice +9 rating. Mississauga currently leads the Petes 2-0 in their 3rd round OHL series. Moverare has tallied 1 goal and 1 assist in the two games played.  Game 3 is April 24th and Game 4 is scheduled for April 26th.

https://twitter.com/OHLSteelheads/status/855935215650385920

Matt Schmalz: Forward, Owen Sound Attack (5th round pick in 2015, OHL)

Regular Season stats: 62GP, 16G, 15A, 31PTS

The Owen Sound Attack began the 2nd round of the OHL playoffs with a series against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Schmalz was only on the score sheet once with a lone assist, but the Sound Attack did best the Greyhounds 4-2 overall. Owen is tied 1-1 in their 3rd round series against the Erie Otters, Schmalz has 1 goal in the two games played. Game 3 is April 24th and Game 4 April 26th.

Chaz Reddekopp: Defenseman, Victoria Royals (7th round pick in 2015, WHL)

Regular Season stats: 51GP, 10G, 33A, 43PTS

Chaz Reddekopp just finished his last junior season with the Victoria Royals of the WHL, where he was an assistant captain the last two seasons.  Victoria’s season came to an end after being ousted in the first round of the WHL playoffs by the Everett Silvertips 4-2 overall. Since his junior season ended, Reddekopp signed an ELC with the Kings and has been assigned to Ontario (AHL).

Jacob Friend: Defenseman, Owen Sound Attack (7th round pick in 2016, OHL)

Regular Season stats: 43GP, 2G, 10A, 12PTS

Jacob Friend plays with fellow Kings Prospect; Matt Schmalz on the Owen Sound Attack. Friend tallied 3 points (1g, 2a) in the 6 game series against the Greyhounds. Owen is tied 1-1 with the Erie Otters; Friend has 1 assist in the two games played. Game 3 is April 24th and Game 4 is April 26th.

Kale Clague: Defenseman, Brandon Wheat Kings (2nd round pick in 2016, WHL)

Regular Season stats: 48GP, 5G, 35A, 40PTS

Kale Clague and Brandon Wheat Kings began the WHL playoffs against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Despite Clague posting 4 points (1g, 3a) in 4 games, he posted a -6 as the Wheat Kings were swept. Clague has been a little banged up this season, so he has not been officially assigned to Ontario (AHL) since his junior season ended.

Matt Luff: Forward Hamilton Bulldogs (undrafted free-agent signed 2016)

Regular Season stats: 45GP, 25G, 24A, 49PTS

Matt Luff was an undrafted free-agent signed by the Kings out of training camp to standard 3 year Entry-level deal. Luff and the Bulldogs faced the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round of the OHL playoffs and were bested in 7 games. Despite losing the series in 7, Luff put up good numbers as he tallied 9 points (4g, 5a) in the 7 game series. Luff has since been assigned to Ontario (AHL) and has played two games and not factored onto the score sheet.

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

Regular Season stats: 31GP, 0G, 3A KHL; 3GP, 2G, 0A, 2PTS VHL

Alexander Dergachyov is a hulking center/right wing as he’s listed at 6’4” and 200lbs. Dergachyov was sparingly used on a stacked SKA team in the KHL where the likes of Kovalchuk and Datsyuk are playing. SKA ended up winning the Gagarin Cup over Magnitogorsk in the final 4-1. Dergachyov played in 9 games for SKA in playoffs tallying 0 points. Dergachyov has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL).

Michael Eyssimont: Forward St. Cloud State University (5th round pick in 2016)

Regular Season stats: 36GP, 14G, 16A, 30PTS

Eyssimont just completed his junior season at St. Cloud State where the Huskies finished with a 16-19-1 record and did not make the NCAA tournament. Eyssimont has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL)

Alex Iaffalo: Forward, Minnesota Duluth (undrafted free-agent 2017)

Regular Season stats: 42GP, 21G, 30A, 50PTS

Iaffalo had an outstanding year the Duluth Bulldogs, racking up 50 points in 42 games played. Duluth advanced to the NCAA Championship game this year as Iaffalo helped propel them there with the GWG against Harvard in the semifinal. He also scored in the championship game, however Duluth would fall 3-2 to Denver the eventual NCAA champions this season.  He has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL)

Steven Johnson: Defenseman, University of Minnesota (4th round pick in 2014)

Regular Season stats: 37GP, 0G, 14A, 14PTS

Johnson completed his junior season at the University of Minnesota; he tallied 14 points (all assists) in 37 games played. Johnson is slated to return for his senior year at Minnesota and has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL).

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