Welcome, Zach Dooley, new Reign Insider - LA Kings Insider

A good morning to you from LAKI’s secret hideaway vacation lair. As noted on Twitter last week, we’re happy to share that Reign Insider will return in full for 2018-19, and Zach Dooley has been hired to provide regular news, reports, quotes and multimedia, similar to the wonderful work undertaken by Lindsay Czarnecki and Joey Zakrzewski. (Best of luck at the World Cup, Lindsay!) Without further delay, here’s a note from Zach…

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Let’s make it Reign……Insider!

My name is Zach Dooley and I’m excited to join the Ontario Reign as the Manager of Communications and Content as well as the newest Ontario Reign Insider! On the team side, I’ll be handling content, communications and PR needs while also doubling as the Reign Insider with in depth coverage from all Reign action this season.

First, a bit about me. For the past five seasons, I’ve lived about as far from Southern California as possible – the State of New York – where I worked with the Utica Comets, Adirondack Flames and Adirondack Thunder. I am certainly eager to leave the subzero temperatures in the winter months behind me and now look forward to navigating all this traffic in 90-degree weather.

I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Lindsay Czarnecki and Joey Zakrzewski, who both did an excellent job with this position, and happy to finally give Reign fans an easy last name to pronounce. I plan to continue some of the great things that Lindsay and Joey brought to the ORI platform while adding my own voice as well. I look forward to meeting many of you at Reign games this season and I’m always up for talking hockey on social media, so send me a tweet! If there’s anything that anyone would like to see from the Reign Insider this summer or season, shoot me a message and I’ll do my best to incorporate it via the website or social media.

It’s only June but I already can’t wait for the puck to drop in October!

-Zach Dooley

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.