Kings trim roster by 19 in advance of Ontario Reign camp; roster at 33 - LA Kings Insider

The LA Kings trimmed their roster by 19 players on Saturday, assigning 14 players to the Ontario Reign and releasing five players from their PTO. All 19 players will report to Ontario’s training camp, which begins at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

With the roster moves, the Kings have 33 players remaining on their 2018 training camp roster.

Assigned to Ontario:
F Mikey Eyssimont, D Stepan Falkovsky, F Boko Imama, G Cole Kehler, F Matt Luff, F Brad Morrison, D Jacob Moverare, D Chaz Reddekopp, F Sheldon Rempal, D Matt Roy, F Drake Rymsha, D Austin Strand, D Sean Walker, F Spencer Watson

Released from PTO:
F Kyle Bauman, F Jame Devane, F Sam Herr, F Philippe Maillet, F Brett Sutter

Among the notable names in this group is forward Sheldon Rempal, who was drawing a look on the right side and began Thursday’s preseason game against Vegas to the right off Jeff Carter before the lines were adjusted at the start of the third period. Jonny Brodzinski, who suffered a shoulder injury in the other split-squad preseason game Thursday at Vancouver and is out indefinitely, was also drawing a look for a depth role on the right side of the lineup, and his absence opens up an avenue towards a roster spot that could be filled by a player who otherwise might not have had as likely of a shot entering camp. 19-year-old Jaret Anderson-Dolan has had a very good camp, and several observers have noted how his performance has exceeded what he showed late in the AHL season and in the first round Calder Cup series against the Texas Stars. He notched an assist and a plus-one rating in over 16 and a half minutes of usage against the Golden Knights. Austin Wagner is also putting his speed to good use in etching together a strong camp and remains up with the club, as does Emerson Etem, who scored in the shootout loss against the Canucks and remains the lone player remaining up with the big club attending camp on a tryout.

“Amadio’s really played well. We certainly like what we’re seeing from him and what he’s been able to do,” Stevens said after Saturday’s practice. “Anderson-Dolan has played really well, Etem has done some good things here. This will be an important week of training camp to get a good evaluation of where our guys are at, who can play with who and who should play with who and then we’ll go from there.”

Kale Clague, who registered two assists, a plus-two rating and four blocked shots in over 21 minutes at Vancouver, remains up with the club and skated with Dion Phaneuf on Saturday, per Zach Dooley.

Via Cap Friendly, forward Zack Mitchell and defenseman Alex Lintuniemi were placed on waivers today, and both would be eligible to be assigned to Ontario’s camp upon clearing.

LA Kings training camp roster:

Forwards (18): Kopitar, Brown, Kovalchuk, Carter, Toffoli, Pearson, Kempe, Iafallo, Amadio, Clifford, Thompson, Lewis, Wagner, Anderson-Dolan, Etem, Vilardi^, Brodzinski^, Mitchell*
Defensemen (11): Doughty, Forbort, Muzzin, Martinez, LaDue, Phaneuf, Fantenberg, Brickley, MacDermid, Clague, Lintuniemi*
Goalies (4): Quick, Campbell, Petersen, Budaj

^injured and not currently skating with the team
*on waivers and eligible to be assigned to Ontario upon clearing

Teams must submit their salary cap-compliant roster by 2:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, October 2.

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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.