December 16 postgame quotes: Brodzinski, Campbell, Mersch - LA Kings Insider

Jonny Brodzinski, on his spin-o-rama to backhand goal:
It was just a 2-on-2. I just saw the D step up and he missed the puck so I turned with the puck and tried to put it upstairs somewhere and it ended up going short side. [Reporter: Surprised at all?] [Brodzinski laughs] Kind of, yeah. Got pretty excited after that one. It’s something that just kind of happens.

Brodzinski, on the win being the result of a complete game:
Yeah, for sure. Stuttsy came in the locker room after two and he said that this has been by far one of our best games of the year. I felt like we had a great first and second. Kind of let them back a little bit. The one he broke his stick on. Out of all goals, that one goes in on Soupy. Great game by him and great game by all our guys.

Brodzinski, on the start:
I think that was one of the main keys today. Just jump on them right away and roll into Christmas break here with four points over these last two games.

Brodzinski, on being tied up top in goals with Mersch, Hensick with eight:
It’s obviously pretty big right now. We need production from everybody right now. I think that’s one of the big things is everyone’s contributing here lately and that’s why we’re getting some of these big wins.

Brodzinski, on playing with Amadio and Sutter:
It’s nice playing with Amadio and Sutter too because they move the puck a lot and their very pass-first kind of guys. I like playing with guys like that.

Jack Campbell, on the win overall:
I thought our team played great tonight. It was exciting to get the lead early in the game, that always gives you confidence. Just went out and had fun tonight, didn’t try to think about too much just tried to go out and have fun and play the game and it worked out for everybody.

Campbell, on Zac Leslie, who stopped a 3-on-1, and the D overall:
I’ve noticed Zac for a while now. He’s just been playing great for us and it’s nice for the young guys on the back end to get a lot of time back there. You’ve got to give credit to all te defensemen, they were playing great tonight and Les was no exception. He was awesome out there and he’s just a great skater. He’s a smaller guy but he’s really strong and boxes guys out really well.

Campbell, on whether the team thought this was a complete win:
Yeah. Stutts said he thought it was our best game, 60 minutes of the season. I thought that was good to hear going into Christmas break with one more game left. It’s good to be going into our last game playing our best hockey. I just thought everybody really came out and played well. Myself, I had a tough one the other night and a couple other guys wanted to respond so it was nice to see the guys, we needed a response to come out strong tonight but just everybody came out and played well and that’s the key to get wins in this league.

Michael Mersch, on the game overall:
We got out to a good lead and then I thought we got away from it a little bit and then we finished hard. They had some good chances and they finally scored on them in the last period so they made it a good game, but that was a complete 60 minutes for us for the most part.

Mersch, on the big start:
We needed to have a better start, whether it was said, I thought the first line did a good job at establishing in the offensive zone and then we were able to get out there and have another offensive zone faceoff.

Mersch, on Jack Campbell’s performance:
He was really good. They had some odd-man rushes and he made some big saves. It’s huge, huge to have a good goalie and he’s been standing tall for us.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.