Reign add Max Gottlieb on AHL contract - LA Kings Insider

The Ontario Reign announced earlier today that they have inked defenseman Max Gottlieb on an AHL contract, the team’s fourth AHL signing of the summer. Gottlieb joins forward Mason Bergh as tryout players from the 2018-19 season to sign AHL deals with the team for 2019-20, with the two upcoming rookies now alongside veterans Brett Sutter and Ryan Stanton on AHL deals with the club.

Gottlieb skated in six games with Ontario last season after he completed his collegiate career with Brown University and collected two points (1-1-2). The 6-0 blueliner picked up his first career assist on April 10 in Stockton and followed that up with his first professional goal the following game on April 13, at home against the Heat. Gottlieb showcased his abilities as a puck-moving defenseman with mobility and will fight for a spot on a crowded blueline in Ontario this season.

Gottlieb originally joined the Reign from Brown, where he collected 10 goals and 60 points over 118 games played with the Bears, while serving as a team co-captain during his senior season. Gottlieb ranks sixth in program history in assists by a defenseman and eighth in points. The New Jersey native was a Second Team All-Ivy selection twice during his time with the Bears and was named to the ECAC All-Freshman team in 2016. Gottlieb also attended development camp with the Kings in 2016 after his freshman season at Brown and went on to attend Vegas’ development camp in 2017, the inaugural edition for the Golden Knights.

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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.