Brodzinski assigned to AHL-Ontario - LA Kings Insider

The Kings made a roster move Tuesday afternoon, assigning winger Jonny Brodzinski to AHL-Ontario. Earlier in the day, Justin Auger had been recalled from the Reign.

Brodzinski, a 2013 fifth round draft pick, was held scoreless in three games this season and averaged 8:57 per outing. The 24-year-old has appeared in nine NHL games, and though he recorded strong (if sheltered) possession metrics last season, is still looking for his first NHL goal. He totaled two assists in six games at the end of last season.

Though Nick Shore’s line has provided an impact at the start of the season, Los Angeles is still trying to generate chemistry from their other depth line that has relied at times on Adrian Kempe and Nic Dowd as centers. On Tuesday, Kempe skated between Michael Cammalleri and Justin Auger as a center after spending two games skating as a left wing.

Brodzinski is waiver-exempt, so this probably won’t be the last you’ve seen of him this season. Because of the proximity of the Reign, players who do not have to clear waivers, including Adrian Kempe, Kurtis MacDermid, Paul LaDue and Kevin Gravel, are among a group who may be shuffled between the parent club and their top affiliate when needs and situations arise, and when both teams’ schedules align at home.

Armed with a prolific wristshot, Brodzinski totaled 64 goals in 120 games over three seasons with St. Cloud State between 2012-15. He practiced with the Kings on Tuesday at Toyota Sports Center.

With Brodzinski’s assignment, Los Angeles has 22 skaters on its 23-man active roster.

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.