Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 2, 2018


Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the NCAA or Canadian junior league (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) playoffs:

JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)

Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 5 assists, plus-2, 4 PIM in 5 games played

MM Scouting Report on Anderson-Dolan

The Chiefs started the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Portland Winterhawks last week. The Winterhawks are currently leading the series 3-2, with Game 6 tonight. In the first five games of the series, Anderson-Dolan scored two goals and had five assists.

Portland leads series 3-2.
GM 1: Spokane 4, Portland 3
GM 2: Portland 4, Spokane 3
GM 3: Portland 3, Spokane 1
GM 4: Portland 4, Spokane 3
GM 5: Spokane 5, Portland 4
GM 6: POR @ SPO – Mon, Apr 2
GM 7: SPO @ POR – Tue, Apr 3 (If necessary)

MICHAEL ANDERSON: Defenseman, University of Minnesota-Duluth (4th round pick in 2017)

Regular season: 5 goals, 18 assists, plus-10, 8 PIM in 37 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 1 assist, even, 9 PIM in 4 games played

MM Scouting Report on Anderson

Anderson and UMD have advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four, and will play Ohio State on April 5.

KALE CLAGUE: Defenseman, Moose Jaw Warriors (2nd round pick in 2016, WHL)

Regular season: 1 goal, 23 assists, plus-11, 8 PIM in 26 games played (Moose Jaw Warriors)
10 goals, 37 assists, plus-31, 35 PIM in 28 games played (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Playoffs: 1 goal, 3 assists, minus-4, 4 PIM in 6 games played

MM Scouting Report on Clague

Clague’s Moose Jaw Warriors are currently tied 3-3 in their best-of-seven playoff series vs. Prince Albert Raiders. Game 7 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3.

GM 1: Prince Albert 5, Moose Jaw 3
GM 2: Moose Jaw 3, Prince Albert 2 (OT)
GM 3: Moose Jaw 5, Prince Albert 4 (OT)
GM 4: Moose Jaw 2, Prince Albert 0
GM 5: Prince Albert 5, Moose Jaw 1
GM 6: Prince Albert 5, Moose Jaw 4

JACOB FRIEND: Defenseman, Owen Sound Attack (7th round pick in 2016, OHL)

Regular season: 3 goals, 27 assists, plus-24, 89 PIM in 61 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 2 assists, plus-1, 11 PIM in 4 games played

Friend and the Owen Sound Attack swept the London Knights this past week in the OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals. In the series, Friend had two assists. He will face off against fellow LA Kings prospect, Matthew Villalta and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the next round.

Owen Sound wins series 4-0.
GM 1: Owen Sound 5, London 4
GM 2: Owen Sound 4, London 3
GM 3: Owen Sound 4, London 3
GM 4: Owen Sound 2, London 1

Owen Sound will face off against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the semifinals beginning April 5.

GM 1: OS @ SSM – Thu, Apr 5
GM 2: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 6
GM 3: SSM @ OS – Mon, Apr 9
GM 4: SSM @ OS – Wed, Apr 11
GM 5: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: SSM @ OS – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: OS @ SSM – Tue, Apr 17 (If necessary)

COLE KEHLER: Goalie, Portland Winterhawks (Undrafted, signed as UFA)

Regular season: 53 games played, 30-16-5 record, 2.77 GAA, .909 SV%
Playoffs: 5 games played, 3-0-2 record, 3.08 GAA, .911 SV%

The Portland Winterhawks continued the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Spokane Chiefs last week. Kehler secured three wins and had two OTL. The Winterhawks currently lead the series 3-2.

Portland leads series 3-2.
GM 1: Spokane 4, Portland 3
GM 2: Portland 4, Spokane 3
GM 3: Portland 3, Spokane 1
GM 4: Portland 4, Spokane 3
GM 5: Spokane 5, Portland 4
GM 6: POR @ SPO – Mon, Apr 2
GM 7: SPO @ POR – Tue, Apr 3 (If necessary)

JACOB MOVERARE: Defenseman, Mississauga Steelheads (4th round pick in 2016, OHL)

Regular season: 3 goals, 18 assists, minus-9, 8 PIM in 32 games played

MM Scouting Report on Moverare

The Barrie Colts eliminated the Mississauga Steelheads from the OHL playoffs last week, losing the series 4-2.

Moverare has not played since January, when he had knee surgery after being injured at World Juniors.

Barrie wins series 4-2.
GM 1: Mississauga 6, Barrie 2
GM 2: Barrie 5, Mississauga 3
GM 3: Mississauga 2, Barrie 1
GM 4: Barrie 5, Mississauga 4
GM 5: Barrie 5, Mississauga 2
GM 6: Barrie 8, Mississauga 2

MARKUS PHILLIPS: Defenseman, Owen Sound Attack (4th round pick in 2017, OHL)

Regular season: 10 goals, 29 assists, plus-13, 34 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 2 assists, plus-4, 2 PIM in 4 games played

Phillips and Owen Sound Attack swept the London Knights this past week in the OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals. In the series, Phillips had two assists and two PIM. He will face off against fellow LA Kings prospect, Matthew Villalta and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the next round.

Owen Sound wins series 4-0.
GM 1: Owen Sound 5, London 4
GM 2: Owen Sound 4, London 3
GM 3: Owen Sound 4, London 3
GM 4: Own Sound 2, London 1

Owen Sound will face off against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the semifinals beginning April 5.

GM 1: OS @ SSM – Thu, Apr 5
GM 2: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 6
GM 3: SSM @ OS – Mon, Apr 9
GM 4: SSM @ OS – Wed, Apr 11
GM 5: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: SSM @ OS – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: OS @ SSM – Tue, Apr 17 (If necessary)

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

Regular season: 7 goals, 24 assists, plus-2, 42 PIM in 46 games played
Playoffs: 0 goals, 1 assists, minus-3, 6 PIM in 5 games played

Reddekopp and the Royals continued the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Vancouver Giants last week, and are currently down in the series, 3-2, with Game 6 being tonight. So far in the series, Reddekopp has had one assist.

Vancouver leads series 3-2.
GM 1: Vancouver 2, Victoria 1
GM 2: Victoria 5, Vancouver 4
GM 3: Vancouver 5, Victoria 1
GM 4: Victoria 7, Vancouver 3
GM 5: Vancouver 5, Victoria 3
GM 6: VIC @ VAN – Mon, Apr 1
GM 7: VAN @ VIC – Tue, Apr 3 (If necessary)

DRAKE RYMSHA: Forward, Sarnia Sting (5th round pick in 2017, OHL)

Regular season: 31 goals, 42 assists, plus-11, 70 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 3 assists, plus-1, 4 PIM in 6 games played

Rymsha and the Sarnia Sting won their series 4-2 in the OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Windsor Spitfires this past week. In the series, Rymsha had two goals and three assists.

Sarnia wins series 4-2.
GM 1: Windsor 6, Sarnia 2
GM 2: Sarnia 4, Windsor 1
GM 3: Sarnia 5, Windsor 3
GM 4: Windsor 3, Sarnia 1
GM 5: Sarnia 4, Windsor 2
GM 6: Sarnia 5, Windsor 2

The Sarnia Sting will face the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL Western Conference Semifinals. Dates and times TBA.

AUSTIN STRAND: Defenseman, Seattle Thunderbirds (Undrafted, signed as UFA)

Regular season: 25 goals, 39 assists, minus-2, 75 PIM in 69 games played
Playoffs: 1 goal, 2 assists, minus-1, 10 PIM in 5 games played

Strand and the Thunderbirds were eliminated in the WHL Western Conference Semifinals this past week, losing the series 4-1 to the Everett Silvertips. In the series, Strand had one goal and two assists.

Everett wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Everett 4, Seattle 1
GM 2: Seattle 5, Everett 4
GM 3: Everett 3, Seattle 1
GM 4: Everett 7, Seattle 3
GM 5: Everett 4, Seattle 0

GABRIEL VILARDI: Forward, Kingston Frontenacs (1st round pick in 2017, OHL)

Regular season: 22 goals, 36 assists, plus-21, 14 PIM in 32 games played
Playoffs: 5 goal, 7 assists, plus-3, 6 PIM in 5 games played

MM Scouting Report on Vilardi

The Kingston Frontenacs beat the North Bay Battalion in the OHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals last week, taking the series 4-1. Vilardi had a fantastic first round, scoring five goals and assisting in seven.

Kingston wins series 4-1.
GM 1: North Bay 5, Kingston 2
GM 2: Kingston 4, North Bay 3
GM 3: Kingston 4, North Bay 1
GM 4: Kingston 6, North Bay 3
GM 5: Kingston 6, North Bay 5

The Frontenacs will play the Barrie Colts in the OHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

GM 1: KGN @ BAR – Wed, Apr 4
GM 2: KGN @ BAR – Fri, Apr 6
GM 3: BAR @ KGN – Sun, Apr 8
GM 4: BAR @ KGN – Tues, Apr 10
GM 5: KGN @ BAR – Thurs, Apr 12 (If necessary)
GM 6: BAR @ KGN – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 7: KGN @ BAR – Mon, Apr 16 (If necessary)

MATTHEW VILLALTA: Goalie, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (3rd round pick in 2017, OHL)

Regular season: 49 games played, 40-5-4 record, 2.58 GAA, .908 SV%
Playoffs: 4 games played, 4-0-0 record, 2.00 GAA, .907 SV%

Villalta and the Greyhounds took their OHL Western Conference Quarterfinals series versus the Flint Firebirds in five games. Villalta played in four of the games, winning all and emerging with a 2.00 GAA.

Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Flint 2
GM 2: Flint 6, Sault Ste. Marie 3
GM 3: Sault Ste. Marie 3, Flint 1
GM 4: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Flint 2
GM 5: Sault Ste. Marie 6, Flint 1

Villalta will play against fellow LA Kings prospects, Jacob Friend and Markus Phillips in the next round.

Owen Sound will face off against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the semifinals beginning April 5.

GM 1: OS @ SSM – Thu, Apr 5
GM 2: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 6
GM 3: SSM @ OS – Mon, Apr 9
GM 4: SSM @ OS – Wed, Apr 11
GM 5: OS @ SSM – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: SSM @ OS – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: OS @ SSM – Tue, Apr 17 (If necessary)

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