Sheldon Rempal named AHL Rookie of the Month - LA Kings Insider

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.

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.