The LA Kings have activated forward Gabriel Vilardi from the injured/non-roster list and assigned him to the Ontario Reign (AHL), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
Vilardi, who was selected by the Kings in the first-round (11th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, made his professional debut with the Reign last season. The 20-year old (born August 16, 1999) recorded an assist (0-1=1) in four games.
Video: Gabe Vilardi records his first professional point
The Kingston, Ontario native played three seasons in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires and Kingston Frontenacs, posting 157 points (68-89=157), a plus-27 rating and 40 penalty minutes in 143 games between the two clubs.
He helped lead Windsor to the Memorial Cup Championship in 2017, posting seven points (0-7=7) and a plus-2 rating to lift the trophy on home ice.
In addition, forward Mario Kempe was placed on unconditional waivers earlier today for the purpose of terminating his contract with the Kings.
The Kings begin a four-game homestand Thursday night against Edmonton. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.