October 3: Reign notebook on eve of camp - LA Kings Insider

Just a few notes of the eve of Reign training camp!

–The Reign begin their training camp tomorrow at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 10 a.m. That session is not open to the public, but other sessions will be. The Reign will also host their first preseason game on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Ontario. Tickets are still available if you are planning a day of hooky.

–In case you missed it, Peter Budaj, among others, was placed on waivers by the Kings today. If he’s claimed he’ll be headed back to the NHL, but with a new team. LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen wrote about that today.

–I taped a video podcast early last week that went live Sunday night with a co-worker of mine from FOX Sports, Albert Aguilera, the host of “Best Coast Show.” We discussed former Reign players looking to make the Kings, the World Cup of Hockey and more.

You can check it out here:

–A lot of Reign fans have been curious about a few players who weren’t resigned and today we found out some info: Jordan Samuels-Thomas is in training camp with rival San Diego on a PTO and Kris Newbury signed a PTO with the ECHL’s Reading Royals.

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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.