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LA Kings Assign Gabriel Vilardi, Tim Schaller to Ontario Reign

No. 11 overall pick in 2017 NHL Draft set to rejoin Reign in their quest to reach the Calder Cup Playoffs

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings have assigned forwards Gabriel Vilardi and Tim Schaller to Ontario (AHL), according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Vilardi, who was selected in the first-round (11th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, registered two points (1-1=2) in his first three NHL games.

Video: FLA@LAK: Vilardi scores opening goal in NHL debut

The Kingston, Ontario native appeared in 32 games earlier this season with the Reign, posting 25 points (9-16=25) and a plus-4 rating.

Video: FLA@LAK: Frk finishes of the feed from Vilardi

At the time of his recall the 6-3, 205-pound forward ranked tied for third on the Reign in points, fifth in goals, second in assists, tied for first in power-play goals (4) and third in points per game (0.78).

Schaller was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 17 and has played in two games with the Kings going scoreless. 

The 29-year-old Merrimack, N.H. native has six points (5-1=6) in 53 games between the Kings and Canucks this season.

The Kings continue a five-game homestand on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, FOX Sports GO and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.

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