ONTARIO REIGN ROSTER 2016-2017

ONTARIO REIGN ROSTER 2016-2017

  • Alex Lintuniemi
    Alex Lintuniemi
  • Zach Leslie
    Zach Leslie
  • Paul LaDue
    Paul LaDue
  • Vincent LoVerde
    Vincent LoVerde
  • Kevin Gravel
    Kevin Gravel
  • Damir Sharipzianov
    Damir Sharipzianov
  • Rob Scuderi
    Rob Scuderi
  • Justin Auger
    Justin Auger
  • Joel Lowry
    Joel Lowry
  • Michael Mersch
    Michael Mersch
  • Sam Herr
    Sam Herr
  • Michael Latta
    Michael Latta
  • Jonny Brodzinski
    Jonny Brodzinski
  • Andrew Crescenzi
    Andrew Crescenzi
  • Mike Amadio
    Mike Amadio
  • T.J. Hensick
    T.J. Hensick
  • Sean Backman
    Sean Backman
  • Paul Bissonnette
    Paul Bissonnette
  • Patrick Bjorkstrand
    Patrick Bjorkstrand
  • Adrian Kempe
    Adrian Kempe
  • Brett Sutter
    Brett Sutter
Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Birthplace: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Position: D

Bio

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.
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Zach Leslie

#8 | 6′ 0″ | 175 lb | Age: 22

Born: DOB: 1/31/1994
Birthplace: GRAND FORKS, ND
Position: D

Bio

Skating for Ontario in his second pro season, Leslie previously played in five games with the Manchester Monarchs in 2015-16, scoring his first professional goal.
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Paul LaDue

#6 | 6′ 1″ | 205 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 9/6/1992
Birthplace: GRAND FORKS, ND
Position: D

Bio

LaDue was a sixth-round draft pick of the Kings in 2012, and has since signed his contract with them, giving up his final year of college eligibility.
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Vincent LoVerde

#5 | 5′ 11″ | 205 lb | Age: 27

Born: DOB: 4/14/1989
Birthplace: CHICAGO,IL
Position: D

Bio

Joining the Kings for the 2011-12 season, Loverde has switched between the Reign and the Manchester Monarchs. He has since returned to the Reign for his fourth season.
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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D

Bio

Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.
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Damir Sharipzianov

#2 | 6′ 2″ | 203 lb | Age: 20

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: NIZHNEKAMSK, RUSSIA
Position: D

Bio

Sharipzyanov played for the silver medal Russia U20 team at the 2016 World Junior Championship, while also signing to the Kings for a three-year entry-level contract to the Ontario Reign.
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Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.
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Justin Auger

#39 | 6′ 7″ | 229 lb | Age: 22

Born: DOB: 5/14/1994
Birthplace: WATERLOO, ON
Position: LW
Handedness: Right

Bio

Most notable for his size, Auger skated for Ontario in his second pro season in 2015-16, where he will continue to play this season.
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Joel Lowry

#28 | 6′ 2″ | 185 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB, CANADA
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Signing with LA in 2015, Lowry missed the start of his first season due to injury and made his pro-debut in November with the Reign. Prior to, he played three games with the Monarchs last December.
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Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.
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Sam Herr

#25 | 6′ 0″ | 213 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/13/1992
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: LW

Bio

Coming from Notre Dame, Herr was named the 2016 Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year. He has since joined the Ontario Reign for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
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Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right

Bio

Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.
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Jonny Brodzinski

#22 | 6′ 0″ | 202 lb | Age: 23

Born: 6/19/1993
Birthplace: BLAINE,MN
Position: RW
Handedness: Right

Bio

Brodzinski finished his college hockey career with 64 goals and 48 assists for 112 points, before signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Reign in 2015.
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Andrew Crescenzi

#21 | 6′ 5″ | 208 lb | Age: 24

Born: 7/29/1992
Birthplace: SAULT STE. MARIE, ON
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Crescenzi split his first pro-season between the Toronto Marlies and the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls. He is now skating in his fifth pro-season, and 2nd season with Ontario.
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Mike Amadio

#19 | 6′ 1″ | 196 lb | Age: 20

Born: 5/13/1996
Birthplace: SAULT STE. MARIE, ON
Position: C

Bio

Amadio recently signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings to play for the Reign. Prior to, he was the leading scorer for North Bay for two straight seasons.
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T.J. Hensick

#17 | 5′ 9″ | 170 lb | Age: 30

Born: 12/10/1985
Birthplace: HOWELL, MI
Position: F

Bio

Approaching his 16th season playing hockey, Hensick has come all the way from the U.S. National Development Team to the Ontario Reign. He signed his one-year contract this past year as a free agent.
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Sean Backman

#16 | 5′ 8″ | 165 lb | Age: 30

Born: 4/29/1986
Birthplace: COS COB, CT
Position: RW
Handedness: Right

Bio

Backman, who started out playing hockey for Yale University, went on to sign with the Texas Stars is 2010. He has now been playing forward for the Ontario Reign the past two seasons.
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Paul Bissonnette

#15 | 6′ 2″ | 216 lb | Age: 31

Born: 3/11/1985
Birthplace: WELLAND,ON
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Nicknamed “BizNasty”, Bissonnete is known for his entertaining tweets and his professional hockey skills. The Canadian player joined the Reign in 2015, after completing his tryout contract with the Manchaster Monarchs.
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Patrick Bjorkstrand

#11 | 6′ 2″ | 192 lb | Age: 24

Born: 7/1/1992
Birthplace: HERNING, DENMARK
Position: F

Bio

Bjorkstrand competed in the IIHF World Championship from 2013-2016, as a member of the Denmark Men’s National Ice Hockey Team. In 2016, he signed an entry-level contract with the Kings and is beginning his North American career with the Reign.
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Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Birthplace: KRAMFORS,SWEDEN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario Reign.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C

Bio

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.
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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D

Bio

Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.
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Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.
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Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.
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Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right

Bio

Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.
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Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Birthplace: KRAMFORS,SWEDEN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario Reign.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C

Bio

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.
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