Scoop with Stutts: "Do Not Get Comfortable" as Reign Host Gulls Tonight - LA Kings Insider

The Ontario Reign are picking up momentum as they enter tonight’s contest (7:00) against the San Diego Gulls on a four-game winning streak and have points in nine of their last 10 contests.

So far in the SoCal Series, the Reign hold a 2-0-1 record with tonight being the fourth of 12 gatherings between the two rivals. Despite the recent success, Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers has stressed to his club to not get comfortable or complacent. San Diego enters tonight’s match up on a three-game losing streak and have had severe roster turnover due to call-ups to Anaheim and injuries.

One weapon that has been consistent for the Gulls has been their power play. Operating at 24 percent, the Gulls lead the AHL, converting on 23 of 96 opportunities.

NOTE: Cal Petersen was the first goalie off the ice for the Reign. Also, as noted by Stothers earlier this week, defenseman Matt Roy will be a scratch due to injury and will not make the upcoming road trip.

After tonight, the Reign take a 13-day, five-game road trip through Arizona and Texas before returning to Citizens Business Bank Arena.

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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

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

Bio

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.
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Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

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

Bio

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.
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Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Birthplace: KRAMFORS,SWEDEN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.
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