Shared on radio, Twitter and LAKI that Mikey Anderson’s recall was imminent, and lo, it has come to be. The LA Kings defenseman, who captained the United States to a silver medal and earned a bronze medal at the World Junior Championship, and won back-to-back titles at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, has been recalled by the LA Kings and is poised to make his NHL debut against his brother, Joey, a forward with the New Jersey Devils.
The brothers and their parents had previously convened at the AHL All-Star Classic, where Joey led all scorers with seven points on three goals and four assists while representing the Binghamton Devils. In 46 NHL games, Joey has seven goals and 12 points. The two brothers, born 11 months apart, overlapped by one championship season at UMD and the bronze medal USA Hockey WJC campaign.
More to come from both Andersons and the LA Kings development staff. Anderson is wearing #44.
Mikey Anderson skating with Matt Roy.#LAKings showing
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) February 28, 2020
LOS ANGELES – The LA Kings have recalled defenseman Mikey Anderson from Ontario (AHL), according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
Anderson, who was selected in the fourth-round (103rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, is looking to make his NHL debut tomorrow against the New Jersey Devils and his brother, Joey Anderson. The Roseville, Minn. native has appeared in 53 games with the Reign this season, posting 15 points (3-12=15). He will wear #44 with the Kings.
The 6-0, 195-pound blueliner played two seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) where he appeared in 79 games and recorded 50 points (11-39=50) to help the Bulldogs claim back-to-back National Championships in 2018 and 2019. In the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four, Anderson was named to the All-Tournament Team and factored into all three of Minnesota-Duluth’s goals (1-2=3) in the team’s 3-0 national championship win over Massachusetts.
Anderson represented Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship in consecutive years, helping the U.S. to a bronze medal in 2018 before captaining Team USA to a silver medal in 2019. In 14 games over two appearances, he amassed six points (2-4=6) and a plus-5 rating. In 2019, his five points (2-3=5) in seven games ranked third-most among all tournament defensemen.
The Kings finish their five-game homestand tomorrow against the New Jersey Devils. The game starts at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.