The Ontario Reign made a roster move this afternoon, adding defenseman Justin Baudry on an ATO. The 5-11 blueliner recently completed his collegiate career at Bemidji State with the Beavers, where he was teammates for three seasons with current Ontario forward Kyle Bauman, who also began his Reign career on an ATO. Baudry ranks fifth all-time in games played by a Bemidji blueliner and led the Beavers in scoring this past season with 31 points (9-22-31).
The move to add a blueliner was expected, with Ontario having only six healthy defensemen on the roster following Kale Clague breaking a bone in his foot on Friday in Tucson. Baudry took warmups tonight but will not dress for tonight’s game. The blueliner is expected to wear #6 with the Reign, last worn by now Kings defenseman Paul LaDue.
From the Reign’s official press release –
ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have added defenseman Justin Baudry on an amateur try out (ATO).
The 22-year-old Baudry (born Oct. 23, 1996) is a 5-11, 196-pound native of LaBroquerie, Manitoba. Baudry recently completed a four-season career at Bemidji State University, where he ranks fifth all-time amongst defensemen with 146 games played. Baudry amassed 68 points (21-47-68) throughout his collegiate career and led all scorers with 31 points (9-22-31) as a senior in 2018-19. Baudry served as a co-captain during his senior season and was teammates with Reign forward Kyle Bauman from 2015-18.
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