LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 27, 2020

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With the NHL all-star event completed, prospects who didn’t have the luxury of a week off continued into their regular season.

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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 8 goals, 7 assists, plus-0, 6 PIM in 26 games played

After he went scoreless in the SHL the previous week, Fagemo picked up two points (1 G, 1 A) in as many games to regain his scoring touch.

Jacob Moverare: Defense, Frölunda HC, SHL (4th round pick in 2016)

Regular season: 6 goals, 8 assists, plus-13, 10 PIM in 35 games played

Frölunda’s defender continued to build on his career high with a goal and assist. While scoring isn’t his main skill, Moverare has now officially doubled his previous career high in the SHL, which was seven points.

Kim Nousiainen: Defense, KalPa, Liiga (4th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 3 goals, 6 assists, minus-6, 24 PIM in 35 games played

Nousiainen missed the previous week due to flu. He returned to action, but was held without a point.

Bulat Shafigullin: Forward, Reaktor Nizhnekamsk, KHL (3rd round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 9 goals, 8 assists, plus-7, 10 PIM in 12 games played (MHL)

0 goals, 0 assists, minus-1, 0 PIM in 2 games played (KHL)

An injury continued to keep him sitting out since November. No updates have been provided.

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Braden Doyle: Defense, Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL (6th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 7 goals, 17 assists, plus-10, 6 PIM in 33 games played

Doyle and Co. had their endurance pushed to the limits this week, as they played three games in three days. Back-to-back-to-back games are exceptionally rare in any league, and the puck-moving defenseman picked up a goal and two assists during it.

Dávid Hrenák: Goalie, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCHC (5th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 7-8-4, 2.99 GAA, .898 SV%, 1 SO in 22 games played

It was a bit of a rough week for the Huskies and goal tending in general. Hrenák turned aside 34 shots, yet five still got by him on Friday. Another three beat the Slovak netminder on Saturday when he came in relief.

https://twitter.com/TheNCHC/status/1219823720706891779

Cole Hults: Defense, Penn State Nittany Lions, Big Ten (5th round pick in 2017)

Regular season: 5 goals, 19 assists, plus-17, 18 PIM in 26 games played

Hults extended his point-scoring streak to three games, including four points (1 G, 3 A) in the previous two. He had a hand in every goal scored by Penn State over the weekend. His 24 points on the season pushed him to the top of Big Ten defensemen.

Andre Lee: Forward, UMass-Lowell River Hawks, Hockey East (7th round pick in 2019)

Regular Season: 7 goals, 11 assists, plus-7, 18 PIM in 24 games played

Lee saw his own streak snap as he was blanked in the two tussles against Boston University.

Alex Turcotte: Forward, Wisconsin Badgers, Big Ten (1st round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 6 goals, 11 assists, minus-9, 14 PIM in 21 games played

The 2019 fifth overall pick saw his weekend abbreviated as he sustained a lower-body injury late in Friday night’s game, resulting in him sitting out on Saturday. However, he did pick up an assist prior to getting hurt.

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Aidan Dudas: Forward, Owen Sound Attack, OHL (4th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 12 goals, 25 assists, plus-9, 12 PIM in 32 games played

Captain Dudas looked like he got his scoring touch back, as he picked up four points (1 G, 3 A) this past week. Prior to that, he had just one tally, an assist, his previous five.

https://twitter.com/OHLHockey/status/1220148611167719425

Jacob Ingham: Goalie, Kitchener Rangers, OHL (6th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 22-4-5, 2.77 GAA, .922 SV%, 2 SO in 31 games played

Kitchener has points in 11 straight contests when Ingham is in net, going 9-0-2 in that span. They maintain a tenuous graph on the division lead over London.

Arthur Kaliyev: Forward, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL (2nd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 32 goals, 39 assists, plus-2, 22 PIM in 40 games played

It had been a while since an ArtyParty was thrown. He broke a three-game pointless streak with an assist on Saturday, then ended his seven-game goalless streak on Sunday. While highly touted prospect from the 2020 NHL Draft, Jan Mysak, has joined recently to help rejuvenate Hamilton offensively, the Bulldogs have some adversity in offense. Jan Jenik was injured during the WJC, meaning that of the active roster, Kaliyev doubles the next highest active player on team scoring. This allowed defenders to key in on the American sniper.

https://twitter.com/BulldogsOHL/status/1221504343507161088

Lukáš Pařík: Goalie, Spokane Chiefs, WHL (3rd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 12-5-2, 2.83 GAA, .912 SV%, 0 Shutouts in 18 games played

The rangy netminder picked up a win earlier this week with a 32-save performance before dropping a 4-1 loss to the Everett Silvertips.

Markus Phillips: Defense, London Knights, OHL (4th round pick in 2017)

Regular Season: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus-7, 0 PIM in 8 games played

London’s veteran had a memorable weekend, scoring a goal against his former team, the Guelph Storm. What’s more momentous is it was the first time he scored a goal in any league since April 20, 2019. His goal scored before that? Coincidentally, it was against London, his current team, in the playoffs.

https://twitter.com/TheOilKnight/status/1221522938555445249

Jordan Spence: Defense, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (4th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 5 goals, 27 assists, plus-24, 20 PIM in 40 games played

Spence saw his scoring streak end, but he continued to contribute for his team. He dropped the gloves and fought an opponent who hit a teammate up high. Spence only received a 2-minute minor for roughing, but him standing up for a teammate goes a long way.

Akil Thomas: Forward, Peterborough Petes, OHL (2nd round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 16 goals, 43 assists, plus-9, 41 PIM in 34 games played

Despite missing some time due to the World Juniors, Thomas has finally propelled himself to the top of team lead for Peterborough. He extended his point-scoring streak to eight straight, picking up 17 tallies (2 G, 15 A) in that span.

Keep in mind, this weekly tracker only covers prospects not playing professional hockey in North America. In essence, the report serves to provide updates on all players in the pipeline — signed or unsigned — excluding those in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL.

NOTE: Author David Hofreiter can be found on Twitter @Davidenkness if you’re interested in talking more hockey with him or asking further questions about these players.

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