April 18 (brief!) practice notes: MacDermid, Trotman getting closer - LA Kings Insider

A few tidbits from today’s very limited practice. Most of the Reign’s regulars were not skating and head coach Mike Stothers gave the ice to the Kings development staff, including Nelson Emerson, Glen Murray and Sean O’Donnell.

–Of note, defensemen Kurtis MacDermid and Zach Trotman are now skating in the customary black practice jerseys that Reign defensemen wear at practice. That’s good news as both are looking to return from upper-body injuries in time for Friday night’s series opener in San Diego. Trotman has not played since Nov. 12 while MacDermid missed the last nine games of the regular season.

–Center Andrew Crescenzi continues to wear red no-contact apparel as he works to come back from an undisclosed injury. He stayed out for extra skating work on his own once most of the group had gone back to the locker room.

–Goalie Jack Campbell received his plaque from winning the AHL Player of the Week award two weeks ago. He was one of the lone regulars spotted in the rink today.

–Forward Keegan Iverson was added on an ATO on Monday and took the ice with his new teammates today. The 21-year-old appeared in 55 games with WHL-Portland Winterhawks, scoring 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists). Iverson, a native of St. Louis Park, Minn., was selected by the New York Rangers in third round (85 overall) of the 2014 draft. With Ontario he’ll wear jersey No. 13.

–The Reign announced shortly before 2 p.m. PT that goalie Jonah Imoo has been released from his PTO. The Reign are now carrying three goalies in Jeff Zatkoff, Jack Flinn and Campbell for the postseason.

–A complete preview for the Reign-Gulls first round matchup and the keys to the series will be posted in the coming days. Had chats today with Stothers, Campbell and Joel Lowry so more to come.

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.