February 26 postgame quotes: Sutter and Amadio - LA Kings Insider

Brett Sutter, on the difference mentally and on the ice in this game versus the loss in Bakersfield:
I think we just stuck with it more. I thought last game we let off the gas pedal a bit in the third and that’s came back and bit us a few times but tonight I thought guys, we stayed on pucks, stayed forechecking and got rewarded with a win.

Sutter, on the chemistry of his line with Amadio and Brodzinski which has been kept together:
It’s great. They’re great players. Privileged to get to play with them. You just want to go out and work hard, try to create a little space for those guys and let their skills take over. They’ve both been playing great. I’ve kind of been the beneficiary of a few good plays by then and it’s nice that they’ve kept the band together.

Sutter, on what he attributes to the good starts to the first and second periods:
I think probably a little bit of carryover from last game. We were still a little bit frustrated and we knew we wanted to come out and make a statement tonight and a goal on the first shift obviously sets ya up for the rest of the night. I don’t think, even though they had a few goals in there, I don’t think we really changed our mindset the whole night. Kept on the gas pedal and got the win.

Mike Amadio, on the difference mentally and on the ice in this game versus the loss in Bakersfield:
I don’t think we came out very well in Bakersfield there so we had a mentality that we wanted to come out strong and play well and I think we did a good job of that.

Amadio, on what he attributes to the good starts to the first and second periods:
Just getting pucks deep, getting on their D, getting pucks to the net. Obviously with that shot from Dermy, I think we were just doing all the little things right tonight and it worked out for us.

Amadio, on the Sutter-Amadio-Brodzinski line staying together and what’s working well:
We just work well off each other. Me and Sutts can take draws if one of us is struggling and Brodz is really good out there with us too so I think it’s just the chemistry between all three of us. We just click really well.

Amadio, on how the Reign stayed with it during a high-scoring second period:
We just stuck to it obviously. Just getting pucks deep. Doing the little things, getting behind their D, getting shots to the net, getting traffic in front.

Amadio, on where the team stands right now mentally:
I just think we need to be more consistent, obviously. We can’t go in and not know how we’re going to play. We need to come out strong every night and make sure our work ethic is there.

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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D


Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right


Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario 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.