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 May 1, 2017
Prospect Tracker week: May 1, 2017,
Austin Wagner: Forward, Regina Pats (4th round pick in 2015, WHL)
2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 64GP, 30G, 36A, 66PTS
Regina began the 3rd round of the WHL playoffs with a series against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Wagner has scored 18 points in 16 games played, including 14g and 4a. Regina defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-2 in the semi-finals of the WHL playoffs. They will now face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL Finals. Game 1 of the series begins Friday, May 5th.
Regina wins series 4-2
ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! @wagner2797 jams home his 14th!!!! Pats up 6-4!!!!!#WHLPlayoffs #REGvsLET pic.twitter.com/7gveyE7g4D
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) May 1, 2017
Spencer Watson: Forward, Mississauga Steelheads (7th round pick in 2014, OHL)
2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 41GP, 28G, 25A, 53PTS
Mississauga began the 3rd round of the OHL playoffs with a series against the Peterborough Petes. Watson has lit up the scoreboard for the Steelheads tallying 22 points in 15 games played, including 14g and 8a. Mississauga went on to sweep the Peterborough Petes and will now face the Erie Otters in the OHL finals.
Mississauga wins series 4-0
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 has tallied 7 points in 15 games played, including 2g and 5a. Mississauga begins their best of seven OHL final series against the Erie Otters on Thursday, May 4th.
STEELHEADS WIN 7-0! The Mississauga Steelheads are Eastern Conference Champions!! #FearTheFish!🐟 pic.twitter.com/doBIrhH9z9
— Mississauga Steelheads (@OHLSteelheads) April 27, 2017
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 3rd round of the OHL playoffs with a series against the Erie Otters., Schmalz tallied 5 points in the six game series and a total of 7 points in 17 games played, including 3g and 4a. Owen was eliminated by the Erie Otters 4-2.
Erie wins series 4-2
THANK YOU FANS!
This season was unforgettable and it was largely because of you.#RoarWithUs pic.twitter.com/m7tW25ITn1
— Owen Sound Attack (@AttackOHL) April 30, 2017
Since his junior season ended, Schmalz has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL).
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 Otters. Owen was eliminated by Otters 4-2 in the OHL semi-finals.
Erie wins series 4-2
Since the end of his junior season, Friend has not been assigned to Ontario (AHL).
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.
Alex Iaffalo: Forward, Minnesota Duluth (undrafted free-agent 2017)
Regular Season stats: 42GP, 21G, 30A, 50PTS
Iaffalo had an outstanding year for 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.
It don’t seem like these players ever come to the Kings from KHL… I think Zykov would have fit in well or wanted to be in LA/America… Now with Vegas signing a guy from KHL it seems a lot of Russians will want to be there since most I’ve known like Gambling :). Steven Johnson I’m rooting for since he has same name as a childhood friend from down the block ;). Why don’t the Kings sign Linden Vey who seemed a prospect with upside when playing on line with Pearson/Tyler? If they lose Lewis, Shore, Dowd, any forward maybe his chances to return would increase.