As the Kings said goodbye to a few players integral on their latest cup win in 2014 this past week, we get to welcome a new addition to our prospect tracker. Some of our regulars are returning to form while others are heating up.
Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 12 goals, 9 assists, minus-1, 8 PIM in 34 games played
Goals in back-to-back games pushed the young forward closer to the top of team scoring.
Jacob Moverare: Defense, Frölunda HC, SHL (4th round pick in 2016)
Regular season: 6 goals, 11 assists, plus-18, 12 PIM in 43 games played
Moverare picked up a pair of assists over the stretch of three games to improve his career high in the SHL before vying for a roster spot in North America next season.
Kim Nousiainen: Defense, KalPa, Liiga (4th round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 6 goals, 12 assists, minus-6, 24 PIM in 45 games played
The Finnish defenseman set an individual game record of three points – all assists – at the professional level. Add this to his career high of two goals in a single bout last week, and Nousiainen’s shown some key individual growth recently.
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)
Shafigullin remained out of the lineup with his injury.
NCAA + USHL
Braden Doyle: Defense, Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL (6th round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 24 assists, plus-15, 12 PIM in 43 games played
Doyle picked up another assist this past week, keeping him in a tie for third overall in blueline scoring in the USHL. What’s more impressive is the sheer volume of offense from the backend he contributed so far this season: he has scored as many points by himself as the defensemen on his team who are second, third, and fourth overall in scoring combined.
Dávid Hrenák: Goalie, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCHC (5th round pick in 2018)
Regular season: 11-8-6, 2.67 GAA, .906 SV%, 2 SO in 28 games played
The Slovakian netminder made 29 saves in a win and another 32 to backstop St. Cloud to a tie.
How about Kings goalie prospect @hrenci – dude was in net this weekend for a tie and a win vs No. 1 ranked North Dakota. Not bad.
Where does he rank on LA depth chart? Our latest round of Prospect Rankings will be posting soon. https://t.co/kFur591VFe
— John Hoven | The Mayor (@mayorNHL) February 23, 2020
Cole Hults: Defense, Penn State Nittany Lions, Big Ten (5th round pick in 2017)
Regular season: 8 goals, 22 assists, plus-23, 18 PIM in 34 games played
Penn State’s top blueliner saw his four-game scoring streak broken earlier this weekend. However, he picked up an assist on Saturday to hopefully start a new streak.
Andre Lee: Forward, UMass-Lowell River Hawks, Hockey East (7th round pick in 2019)
Regular Season: 7 goals, 11 assists, plus-7, 30 PIM in 30 games played
Lee’s scoring drought extended to eight games as he was blanked again over the weekend.
Tyler Madden: Forward, Northeastern Huskies, Hockey East (3rd round pick in 2018)
Regular Season: 19 goals, 18 assists, plus-4, 34 PIM in 27 games played
The newest addition to the Kings organization did not play this weekend due to an injury. He was listed as week-to-week.
Here are a few highlights from the Kings newest prospect Tyler Madden#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/J4hjEka3SP
— Eric (@Kingsgifs) February 18, 2020
Alex Turcotte: Forward, Wisconsin Badgers, Big Ten (1st round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 8 goals, 15 assists, minus-7, 18 PIM in 25 games played
Turcotte had a resurging weekend the Kings organization was hoping to see. Having not scored a goal since November 8, the most recent fifth overall pick scored two goals on Friday. He added three assists over the weekend, which makes the five points scored the most productive weekend since starting his collegiate career.
Here's a look at Alex Turcotte's 7️⃣th goal of the season!#OnWisconsin | #Badgers pic.twitter.com/lXx5VcOGme
— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerMHockey) February 22, 2020
CANADIAN JUNIOR LEAGUES
Aidan Dudas: Forward, Owen Sound Attack, OHL (4th round pick in 2018)
Regular season: 14 goals, 33 assists, plus-12, 22 PIM in 42 games played
Captain Dudas had a four-point week, although Owen Sound went 1-2. The Attack has less than one month to go in their season, and they sit in the seventh spot in the OHL’s western conference.
Jacob Ingham: Goalie, Kitchener Rangers, OHL (6th round pick in 2018)
Regular season: 29-7-5, 2.89 GAA, .921 SV%, 2 SO in 41 games played
After a forgettable week in net, Ingham recovered nicely to win three straight contests. His most notable game was a 45-save performance against Flint to win 4-1.
Arthur Kaliyev: Forward, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 42 goals, 47 assists, minus-1, 24 PIM in 52 games played
The sniper picked up six points the past week – three goals and three assists – to maintain his top five stature in scoring. This past week put him eight points behind the franchise record, and he now has 11 games remaining.
Lukáš Pařík: Goalie, Spokane Chiefs, WHL (3rd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 18-7-2, 2.88 GAA, .914 SV%, 0 Shutouts in 28 games played
Not to be outdone by his OHL counterpart in Ingham, Parik picked up three straight wins over the week, while allowing only five goals in that stretch.
Another solid night from LA Kings prospect @Parik302 in goal…
Stops 34 of 35 shots in a 2-1 victory by @spokanechiefs, giving him B2B wins on the weekend.
Where does he rank on the LAK depth chart? Our Prospect Rankings will be out soon. pic.twitter.com/0KkBneAYPE
— John Hoven | The Mayor (@mayorNHL) February 23, 2020
Markus Phillips: Defense, London Knights, OHL (4th round pick in 2017)
Regular Season: 3 goals, 4 assists, plus-18, 4 PIM in 18 games played
Phillips and his fellow Knights clinched the playoffs, and the stalwart defender’s assist helped contribute to London’s 2-1 run.
Jordan Spence: Defense, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (4th round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 8 goals, 38 assists, plus-45, 26 PIM in 53 games played
Moncton and the blueliner had a busy week, as they played four games in seven days. The fatigue didn’t seem to affect him too much, however, picking up points in all of them. The Wildcats sit atop the Eastern Conference, have clinched the playoffs, and remain as the top defensive team in the QMJHL.
Akil Thomas: Forward, Peterborough Petes, OHL (2nd round pick in 2018)
Regular season: 19 goals, 53 assists, plus-11, 56 PIM in 44 games played
The Petes played in just two games this past week, to which Thomas contributed one assist overall. However, he was also phenomenal on the dot, going 74% on faceoffs.
ROBBY SHORTY! @AkilThomas2 picks up a turnover then finds @nickrob2001 on a 2-on-1 to beat Costantini! We're tied at 1!
That's Robby's #CHL-leading 47th of the year!#GoPetesGo | #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/zzZKD0eXrR
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) February 21, 2020
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.