Practice Notes: Reign Focus on Details; Look to Continue Winning Ways This Weekend - LA Kings Insider

With points in nine of their last 10 contests and currently riding a four-game winning streak, the Ontario Reign returned to practice this week to focus on the smaller details of their game.

One major focus has been the special teams. The power play currently sits 29th in the AHL at 12.1 percent (7-for-58) and currently has only one man-advantage marker on home ice (4.5 percent, 1-for-22). Today’s skate featured transition drills that shifted into extensive power play and penalty gill work. PK units turned sticks upside down (stick handles on the ice) while PP groupings were forced to generate offensive under a strict time limit.

How the Reign Dressed:
Black: LaDue, Gravel, Walker, Falkovsky, Leslie, Lintuniemi, Walker, Racine
Purple: Auger, Amadio, Mersch
Green: Crescenzi, Herr, Devane
Grey: Imama, Maillet, Iverson
White: Sutter, Hensick, Luff
Yellow: Wagner, Ward
Grey: Campbell, Petersen, Zatkoff

Roy Missing:
Defenseman Matt Roy is still battling an injury and per Head Coach Mike Stothers, will not be making the upcoming trip to Tucson and Texas starting Saturday.

Wagner is Ready:
Forward Austin Wagner is out of his no-contact red jersey and fully participating in Reign practice. Now he looks to be medically cleared to play and receive instruction from LA Kings brass on his future. He could remain with the Reign and officially be added to the roster (jersey no. 26) and begin his pro career or head back to juniors. Will have clips from Stothers and Wagner tomorrow.

The Reign host the San Diego Gulls on Friday at 7 PM at Citizens Business and depart on a 13-day, five-game road trip on Saturday starting vs. Tucson on Sunday and also going trough Cedar Park, TX and San Antonio, TX.

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.