Sean Walker & Austin Wagner assigned to Ontario - LA Kings Insider

The Kings announced earlier this afternoon Sean Walker and Austin Wagner have officially been assigned to the Ontario Reign as the NHL club begins its All-Star break. Jon reported this news yesterday and the pair of young players join forward Matt Luff, who was assigned to the Reign yesterday and skated with the team in its 4-1 loss against Colorado.

With the Kings off on their NHL All-Star break and without a game until February 2nd, all three players will have the opportunity to skate in a back-to-back set with Ontario this weekend, as the Reign host Colorado for a pair of games at Citizens Business Bank Arena, before Walker will travel to Springfield, MA for the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, where he will represent the Reign alongside forward Sheldon Rempal. From a Reign perspective, the moves give the Reign added depth at both ends and the club will be as deep this weekend as its been all season.

Walker has collected a goal and two assists from 19 games played with the Kings, including his first career NHL goal on December 31 in Colorado. Walker has not played in an AHL game since December 8, but at the time of his most recent callup, led the Reign with 17 points (6-11-17) from 20 games played, though he has since been surpassed by Matt Roy (23) and Kale Clague (19).

Wagner has totaled nine points (4-5-9) from 34 games played with the Kings this season, leading all Kings’ rookies in assists and games played. Wagner has also scored three goals from seven AHL games with the Reign and will add his trademark element of speed back into the Ontario lineup.

In related transactions, Ontario released forward Sam Kurker and defenseman Craig Wyszomirski from their PTO’s today. Both players will return to the organization’s ECHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.

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.