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 8, 2017
Austin Wagner: Forward, Regina Pats (4th round pick in 2015, WHL)
2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 64GP, 30G, 36A, 66PTS
Regina has split the first two games of the WHL Finals against the Seattle Thunderbirds with both games going into overtime. Wagner has not factored onto the score sheet in the series yet, though he has had a productive playoff overall with 18 points (14g, 4a) in 18 games played with a +14 rating.
WHL Final Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Regina Pats
Series tied 1-1
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) May 7, 2017
Spencer Watson: Forward, Mississauga Steelheads (7th round pick in 2014, OHL)
2016-2017 Regular Season stats: 41GP, 28G, 25A, 53PTS
Mississauga has lost the first two games of their OHL Finals series against the Erie Otters. First two games have been one goal contests going in the favor of Erie. Watson has tallied 0g, 1a in the first two games of the series so far, bringing his playoff total to 23 points (14g, 9a) in 17 games played with a +16 rating.
OHL Final Mississauga Steelheads vs. Erie Otters
Erie leads series 2-0
— Mississauga Steelheads (@OHLSteelheads) May 8, 2017
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 (2g, 5a) in 17 games played. Mississauga is currently down 2-0 to the Erie Otters in the OHL Finals, Moverare has not factored onto the score sheet in the series yet.
OHL Finals Mississauga Steelheads vs. Erie Otters
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.
Since his junior season ended, Schmalz was not assigned to Ontario (AHL).
Redekkopp ELC signing leaves fwd Matt Schmalz as only pick needing deal before deadline. Kings may (not likely) ink when OHL playoffs over.
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) April 14, 2017
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.
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 was assigned to Ontario (AHL) when 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 was assigned to Ontario (AHL) and played two games and did 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.
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.
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.