Video: Camp recap with Reign Insider; Audio: LAKI joins Kings Men Podcast - LA Kings Insider

INSIDERS. It is Multimedia Wednesday. That is not really a thing, except for today, when it is. First off, there’s a lot of around-the-clock LA Kings streaming audio content coming. Jesse Cohen and I got together yesterday to record a podcast (BELOW), but that’s only the beginning of it. He also spoke with Todd McLellan, a conversation that will soon be accessible via the LA Kings Audio Network on the iHeart Radio app. Here’s what’s going on now-now:

Anyway, podcasts. Audio streaming. The team will introduce a bunch of fun, recurring programs this season, so make sure you’re following @KingsMenPodcast on Twitter, though be warned – he’s got some craaaaaaazy ideas (like Vegas missing the playoffs). There’s a lot of great content coming down the road from Jesse and the team, beginning with our recap of camp, admiration for the Spittin’ Chiclets Mike Richards interview and surface-level evaluations of mid-1990 summer blockbusters:

Also! Video content. Zach Dooley wears a number of hats, as do all of those working across the American Hockey League and minor, junior and collegiate leagues. He’s officially the Manager – Communications & Content, Ontario Reign, but unofficially he’s the Reign Insider: a reporter, a public relations associate, social media and marketing director and liaison to the coaching staff and front office. He’s been fantastic in all of these areas and has also added some screen time to his malleable skill set. It got me thinking… perhaps I shouldn’t have hazed James as much as I did. (James, here’s your turtle, alive and well.)

Anyway, Zach and I recapped training camp and the preseason, and he’ll continue to provide Reign updates on television and radio broadcasts. Here’s a look at the last two weeks through what we’ve heard from the team, plus what we’ve been seeing with our own [bloggin’] eyes:

For local coverage, both Luc Robitaille and Kyle Clifford were guests on KFI-AM, where one host swing and missed with a question about Gary Sutter. (Sutter, not Suter.) You want to know more about Gary Sutter? Perhaps his appraisal of a brother’s infield skills? “He was the best shortstop I’d ever seen,” Gary said of Darryl. Anyway, two more audio embeds:

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.