LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Several Eliminated From Playoffs

Mistele Matt OHL OshawaThis is a big week coming up for several of the Kings’ prospects playing junior hockey, as quite a few could begin play in the second round of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs. Additionally, this coming Saturday could be a memorable one for a second-year defenseman at the University of North Dakota, provided his team first wins their game on Thursday. For a complete breakdown on what went down last week with all of the organization’s non-AHL prospects still playing, take a look at the updated tracker below.

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, 3 assists, plus-5, 2 PIM in four games played

In the final two games of North Bay’s series vs. Kingston, Amadio scored one goal. His goal helped contribute to North Bay’s Game 4 win and sweep over Kingston (which also eliminated another Kings prospect from the playoffs – more on that further down the page).

North Bay wins series 4-0.

GM 1: North Bay 8, Kingston 0
GM 2: North Bay 3, Kingston 2
GM 3: North Bay 3, Kingston 1
GM 4: North Bay 3, Kingston 1

North Bay will now play the Barrie Colts in the second round.

GM 1: NB @ BAR – Fri, Apr 10
GM 2: NB @ BAR – Sun, Apr 12
GM 3: BAR @ NB – Tue, Apr 14
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. A few days later, Brodzinski opted to forgo his senior season, instead turning pro and signing a two-year contract with the Kings. He stopped by MayorsManor to talk about things in an interview posted here. Kings assistant GM Rob Blake, who went to Minnesota to meet with Brodzinski prior to his signing, shared thoughts on L.A’s newly signed prospect here. And not to be outdone, his former college roommate – and soon to be Manchester Monarchs teammate – Nic Dowd dished on Brodzinski here.

ALEC DILLON: Goalie, Tri-City Storm / USHL (5th round pick in 2014)

Regular season: 40 games played, 23-10-4 record, 2.25 GAA, .915 SV%

Tri-City won both their home and away game last week. Dillon started the first of the back-to-back games making 29 saves on 35 shots. Their wins secured home ice advantage in the first round of the USHL Playoffs that begin in a few weeks.

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.

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

Full season stats (including tournament games): 5 goals, 17 assists, plus-8, 31 PIM in 40 games played

After their win over St. Cloud University, UND is set to play in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals versus Boston University on April 9. The winner of that game will play either Omaha or Providence for the national championship on Saturday, April 11.

ZAC LESLIE: Defenseman, Guelph Storm (6th round pick in 2013, OHL)

Regular season: 11 goals, 37 assists, plus-6, 57 PIM

Guelph won their series versus Owen sound 4-1. They are set to play the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the second round. 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

Ottawa lost all four games last week and were eliminated from the playoffs. Lintuniemi had one assist and 2 PIM in the four games.

Niagara wins series 4-2.

GM 1: Ottawa 8, Niagara 5
GM 2: Ottawa 8, Niagara 2
GM 3: Niagara 6, Ottawa 2
GM 4: Niagara 4, Ottawa 3
GM 5: Niagara 8, Ottawa 3
GM 6: Niagara 4, Ottawa 3

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

As reported on MayorsManor, the Kings are in the process of finalizing his first pro contract. Lowry stopped by MayorsManor to talk about his ongoing recovery and what’s next in an interview posted here.

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-5, 6 PIM in five games

The Otters won both of their games last week, winning the series 4-1. MacDermid was a non-factor on the scoresheet, registering only 4 PIM in the two games.

Erie wins series 4-1.
GM 1: Sarnia 3, Erie 2
GM 2: Erie 3, Sarnia 1
GM 3: Erie 6, Sarnia 5
GM 4: Erie 4, Sarnia 3
GM 5: Erie 7, Sarnia 0

Erie will play the London Knights in the second round. 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: 4 goals, 2 assist, plus-7, 0 PIM in four games played

In the Otters’ two wins last week, Marchment registered an assist and a goal. Watch Game 5 highlights here:

Erie wins series 4-1.

GM 1: Sarnia 3, Erie 2
GM 2: Erie 3, Sarnia 1
GM 3: Erie 6, Sarnia 5
GM 4: Erie 4, Sarnia 3
GM 5: Erie 7, Sarnia 0

Erie will play the London Knights in the second round. 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

Ottawa lost all four of their games last week and were eliminated from the playoffs. Middleton recorded one assist.

As noted above, he is likely headed to AHL Manchester, where he will likely only practice with the team, not play any games.

Niagara wins series 4-2.

GM 1: Ottawa 8, Niagara 5
GM 2: Ottawa 8, Niagara 2
GM 3: Niagara 6, Ottawa 2
GM 4: Niagara 4, Ottawa 3
GM 5: Niagara 8, Ottawa 3
GM 6: Niagara 4, Ottawa 3

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: 3 goals, 0 assists, plus-2, 6 PIM in two games

Oshawa lost one and won two of their games last week, winning the series 4-1. Mistele was a big contributor to the wins, registering three goals.

Oshawa wins 4-1.

GM 1: Oshawa 7, Peterborough 2
GM 2: Oshawa 2, Peterborough 1
GM 3: Peterborough 3, Oshawa 1
GM 4: Oshawa 4, Peterborough 0
GM 5: Oshawa 3, Peterborough 2

Oshawa will play Niagara in the second round.

GM 1: NIAG @ OSH – Fri, Apr 10
GM 2: NIAG @ OSH – Sun, Apr 12
GM 3: OSH @ NIAG – Tue, Apr 14
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 won one and lost three of their games last week in their series versus SKA. Prokhorkin was scratched for all four games.

Series tied 3-3.

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 @ CSKA – Tue, Apr 7

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

Kingston lost both games last week and were eliminated from the playoffs. Watson was a non-factor on the scoresheet.

North Bay wins series 4-0.

GM 1: North Bay 8, Kingston 0
GM 2: North Bay 3, Kingston 2
GM 3: North Bay 3, Kingston 1
GM 4: North Bay 3, Kingston 1

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, 2 assist, plus- 4, 8 PIM in six games played

Zykov and the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques lost one and won three of their games last week, taking the series 4-2. Zykov was a big contributor registering two goals and one assist in the four games.

Gatineau wins series 4-2.

GM 1: Gatineau 4, Blainville-Boisbriand 1
GM 2: Blainville-Boisbriand 4, Gatineau 1
GM 3: Gatineau 4, Blainville-Boisbriand 2
GM 4: Blainville-Boisbriand 4, Gatineau 1
GM 5: Gatineau 1, Blainville-Boisbriand 0
GM 6: Gatineau 4, Blainville-Boisbriand 1

Gatineau has advanced to the quarter-finals of the playoffs. Their opponent and schedule is TBD.

RELATED CONTENT:

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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