Sheldon Rempal has been named as the AHL’s Rookie of the Month for November.
Rempal tallied four goals and 12 points from nine November games with the Reign and collected multiple points in four of those nine games. Rempal was tied for the league-lead in points by a rookie during the month, but collected his 12 points in two less games than Syracuse’s Alex Barre-Boulet.
From the league’s official release –
Rempal began the month with a two-goal game on Nov. 1, including the game-winner late in the third period to send Ontario to a 5-3 win over Texas. He recorded two assists each in back-to-back wins over Stockton on Nov. 11 and Grand Rapids on Nov. 16, and his goal at San Diego on Nov. 21 sparked a comeback from 3-0 down and helped the Reign to a 4-3 victory. Rempal then tallied a goal and two assists vs. Tucson on Nov. 25, helping Ontario erase a four-goal third-period deficit in a 7-6 overtime win. Rempal was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 26 and finished the month by skating in three NHL games.
Signed as a free agent by the Kings on Mar. 30, 2018, Rempal is tied for second among AHL rookies in scoring with 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 14 games for Ontario this season. The 23-year-old native of Calgary, Alta. made his NHL debut with Los Angeles on Oct. 16 and has appeared in seven games with the Kings this season. Rempal played two seasons at Clarkson University, earning First Team All-ECAC honors in 2017-18.
Rempal has placed among the highest scoring first-year players across the AHL this season, ranking tied for second in points (20), despite playing in just 14 games (at 1.43 points-per-game, he is tied for the league lead in that total among first year players with double-digit games played). His 12 assists are tied for fifth in the league, while his 8 goals are tied for sixth.
The Alberta native has skated in seven NHL games this season, including his first game in his home city of Calgary last week against the Flames. He skated a career-high 14:06 on October 20 against Buffalo and has totaled three shots on goal, as well as a -1 rating in his time with the Kings.