Brodzinski, JAD, Strand to Ontario; Brickley pics and video; Rempal honored - LA Kings Insider

Several notes on a Friday recovery day:

-Jonny Brodzinski has been returned to Ontario; Oscar Fantenberg remains with the club. Brodzinski and Fantenberg got into warm-ups prior to last night’s game against Minnesota, though neither played. This comes during an important stretch with five AHL games remaining, the first two of which are a home-and-home with San Diego that opens tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena. After that, Ontario travels to Stockton next Wednesday before hosting the Heat on Friday. Their regular season concludes next Saturday in Bakersfield. Points percentage is the determining factor for playoff qualification and seeding in the AHL’s Pacific Division because the California teams play 68 games and the Texas teams play 76, so there’s plenty of jockeying to come over the next nine days. Ontario (.611) trails Tucson (.651) but leads San Diego (.587), Texas (.577), Stockton (.556), Bakersfield (.540), San Antonio (.535) and San Jose (.524). Each division uses a 1-versus-4, 2-versus-3 format, so this weekend’s games (and next week’s games) will have a significant say in both qualifying for the playoffs and having home ice advantage. This isn’t a bad spot to be in for a Reign team that lost its first six games of the season.

Meanwhile, Brodzinski has 29 points (12-17=29) in 28 games with Ontario. They could use him for these games.

As expected, the Reign will have several younger reinforcements joining the available player pool.

Photos of Strand and Anderson-Dolan:

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-Daniel Brickley earned an assist on Tobias Rieder’s second period goal during his NHL debut last night and joined the set during LA Kings Live to talk about his experience. Dion Phaneuf broke the news roughly 15 minutes before warm-ups that he’d be playing that night:

Photos of Brickley from last night’s game:

-News about another recent signee: Sheldon Rempal is a second-team East All-American.

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Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI

-Lead photo via Jonathan Kozub/NHLI

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.