Kings Prospect Tracker: Report for Week Ending Dec. 6, 2015

Paul LaDue, University of North Dakota

Paul LaDue, University of North Dakota. Photo: Bradley Olson

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)

16 goals, 22 assists, plus-8, 14 PIM in 27 games played

North Bay lost all three of their away games this past week. Amadio registered two assists and a goal.

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 all three of their home games last week. Cernak contributed with two assists.

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 played one home and three away games last week, winning all four games. Dergachyov did not play in any of the games.

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 their home game last week. Dillon did not start for the game.

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

0 goals, 5 assists, even, 2 PIM in nine games played

The Gophers played two home games last week, winning both in overtime. Johnson contributed two assists.

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

7 goals, 10 assists, plus-9, 19 PIM in 22 games played

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

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

1 goal, 5 assists, plus-12, 2 PIM in 17 games played

UND won both of their home games last week. LaDue contributed three assists.

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’ three games last week due to an arm injury.

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


10 goals, 9 assists, plus-13, 11 PIM in 21 games played

Having not played since Nov. 13 due to an arm injury, Marchment returned to play in the Otter’s three games last week. He registered two assists.

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


3 goals, 10 assists, plus-5, 26 PIM in 29 games played

Ottawa lost all three of their away games last week. Middleton registered two penalty minutes.

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


11 goals, 10 assists, minus-12, 16 PIM in 22 games played

On Dec. 1, Mistele was traded from the Oshawa Generals to the Sarnia Sting in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick in 2016, a 3rd round draft pick in 2017 and a 3rd round draft pick in 2018.

Sarnia played one home and two away games last week, winning all three. Mistele adapted to his new team well, scoring three goals and two assists.

His first home goal came during Sarnia’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. When the Sting scores their first goal of the game, their fans toss their stuffed animal onto the ice. The stuffed animals are then given to local families.

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


12 goals, 9 assists, plus-3, 48 PIM in 36 games played

Salavat Yulaev UFA lost their home game but won their away game last week. Prokhorkin contributed with a goal and an assist.

Here is a video of his assist on Dec. 2.

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

4 goals, 7 assists, plus-9, 53 PIM in 28 games played

The Royals won both of their home games last week. Reddekopp registered a goal.

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

2 goals, 10 assists, plus-9, 40 PIM in 21 games played

In the Monarchs’ three games last week, Roach registered an assist and 15 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct.

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

2 goals, 5 assists, plus-3, 21 PIM in 16 games played

Michigan Tech lost both of their home games last week. Roy was a non-factor on the score sheet.

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

5 goals, 8 assists, minus-28, 14 PIM in 27 games played

The Wolves played one away and two home games last week, losing all three. Schmalz contributed with two goals.

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

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

The Owen Sound played three away games last week, losing all three. Sharipzyanov registered two assists.

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

10 goals, 11 assists, plus-7, 48 PIM in 26 games

The Pats played three away games last week, losing one and winning two. Wagner was out for the first game with a lower body injury, but returned for the last two games, scoring a goal each game.

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

16 goals, 15 assists, plus-6, 12 PIM in 29 games played

The Frontenacs lost their home game and won both of their away games last week. Watson contributed two goals.

This week, Watson was invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp. The camp will be held on Dec. 10-14 in Toronto and will be the final step in picking the roster that will play for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

In addition to making the selection camp roster, Watson also made someone’s day.

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