Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 8, 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, 7 assists, plus-5, 4 PIM in 7 games played

MM Scouting Report on Anderson-Dolan

The Chiefs played the final two games of the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Portland Winterhawks last week. They took Game 6 before losing Game 7, resulting in playoff elimination. In the two games, Anderson-Dolan notched two assists.

Portland wins series 4-3.
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: Spokane 5, Portland 2
GM 7: Portland 3, Spokane 1

Upon elimination, Anderson-Dolan was called up to the AHL for the Ontario Reign and made his debut on April 7.

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, plus-1, 11 PIM in 4 games played

MM Scouting Report on Anderson

Anderson and UMD played Ohio State in the Frozen Four, winning 2-1 and securing their second straight NCAA men’s hockey national championship appearance. In the finals, they took on Notre Dame and won 2-1, winning the 2018 national championship. In the games, Anderson registered 2 PIM.

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, 8 assists, minus-6, 6 PIM in 9 games played

MM Scouting Report on Clague

Clague’s Moose Jaw Warriors played in Game 7 of the WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and won 5-4. Clague contributed to the win with four assists in the game.

Moose Jaw wins series 4-3.
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
GM 7: Moose Jaw 5, Prince Albert 4

Moose Jaw began the Eastern Conference Semifinals versus the Swift Current Broncos. After two games, the series is tied at one. Clague contributed two assists in Game 1.

Series tied 1-1.

GM 1: Moose Jaw 5, Swift Current 3
GM 2: Swift Current 4, Moose Jaw 0
GM 3: MJ @ SC – Tue, April 10
GM 4: MJ @ SC – Wed, Apr 11
GM 5: SC @ MJ – Fri, Apr 13
GM 6: MJ @ SC – Sat, Apr 14
GM 7: SC @ MJ – Mon, Apr 16

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, 4 assists, plus-4, 13 PIM in 6 games played

Friend and the Owen Sound Attack began the OHL Western Conference Semifinals last week against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, splitting the first two games. Friend registered an assist in Game 1.

Series tied 1-1.
GM 1: Owen Sound 4, Sault Ste. Marie 1
GM 2: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Owen Sound 4 (OT)
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: 9 games played, 5-2-2 record, 3.28 GAA, .901 SV%

The Portland Winterhawks continued the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Spokane Chiefs last week. Kehler lost Game 6, but secured the win in Game 7 with 30 saves on 31 shots to help Portland take the series.

Portland wins series 4-3.
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: Spokane 5, Portland 2
GM 7: Portland 3, Spokane 1

The Winterhawks then began the Western Conference Semifinals against the Everett Silvertips, splitting the first two games. Kehler started both games and made a total of 49 saves on 56 shots.

Series tied 1-1.
GM 1: Portland 5, Everett 2
GM 2: Everett 6, Portland 0
GM 3: EVT @ POR – Tue, Apr 10
GM 4: EVT @ POR – Thu, Apr 12
GM 5: POR @ EVT – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: EVT @ POR – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: POR @ EVT – Tue, Apr 17 (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.

He is now in SoCal training and recovering from his injury, as reported by John Hoven.

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, 3 assists, plus-2, 2 PIM in 6 games played

In the Sound Attack’s first two games of the Western Conference Semifinals, Phillips registered an assist.

Series tied 1-1.
GM 1: Owen Sound 4, Sault Ste. Marie 1
GM 2: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Owen Sound 4 (OT)
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: 1 goal, 1 assist, minus-5, 8 PIM in 9 games played

Reddekopp and the Royals continued the WHL Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Vancouver Giants last week, taking the final two games to win the series 4-3. Reddekopp contributed to the win with a goal in Game 7.

Victoria wins series 4-3.
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: Victoria 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)
GM 7: Victoria 4, Vancouver 3

Victoria then began the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Tri-City Americans, losing the first two games. Reddekopp was a non-factor on the scoresheet.

Tri-City leads series 2-0.
GM 1: Tri-City 7, Victoria 0
GM 2: Tri-City 4, Victoria 1
GM 3: VIC @ TC – Tue, Apr 10
GM 4: VIC @ TC – Wed, Apr 11
GM 5: TC @ VIC – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: VIC @ TC – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: TC @ VIC – Wed, Apr 18 (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: 3 goals, 3 assists, even, 6 PIM in 8 games played

Rymsha and the Sarnia Sting began the OHL Western Conference Semifinal against the Kitchener Rangers last week, splitting the series. Rymsha scored a goal in Game 2.

Series tied 1-1.
GM 1: Kitchener 4, Sarnia 2
GM 2: Sarnia 3, Kitchener 2 (OT)
GM 3: KIT @ SAR – Tue, Apr 10
GM 4: KIT @ SAR – Thu, Apr 12
GM 5: SAR @ KIT – Fri, Apr 13 (If necessary)
GM 6: KIT @ SAR – Sun, Apr 15 (If necessary)
GM 7: SAR @ KIT – Tue, Apr 7 (If necessary)

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.

He has since been assigned to AHL Ontario.


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: 7 goals, 9 assists, plus-3, 10 PIM in 8 games played

MM Scouting Report on Vilardi

The Frontenacs began the OHL Eastern Conference Semifinals versus the Barrie Colts this past week, winning one out of three games. Vilardi, currently ranked as the Kings No. 1 overall prospect, contributed two goals and two assists.

Barrie leads series 2-1.
GM 1: Barrie 6, Kingston 5 (OT)
GM 2: Barrie 4, Kingston 1
GM 3: Kingston 4, Barrie 2
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: 7 games played, 5-1-0 record, 2.50 GAA, .903 SV%

Villalta and the Greyhounds began the OHL Western Conference Semifinals versus Owen Sound last week, splitting the series. Villalta made a total of 62 saves on 69 shots.

Series tied 1-1.
GM 1: Owen Sound 4, Sault Ste. Marie 1
GM 2: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Owen Sound 4 (OT)
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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