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LA Kings Prospect Report 11/12/21, feat. Matthew Villalta on Tradin' Jabs

The LA Kings prospects in leagues across the world continue to stand out

by Jack Jablonski @Jabs_13 /

Featured Prospect - Matthew Villalta 

Entering the 2021-22 season, Matthew Villalta, the Kings 2017 third-round draft pick had put together back-to-back seasons with a .500 or better record. In six appearances this season, Villalta has been unbeatable, posting a 6-0-0-0 record, helping the Reign get out to their AHL-leading 9-0-0-1 start. Villalta's six wins this season leads the AHL. The Reign's starting goalie has also notched a 2.16 GAA and .927 SV% tp begin the year.

Earlier this week, Villalta joined Jack Jablonski on Tradin' Jabs on the Kings weekly web series to talk about the Reign's hot start, what it's like to face a 109.2 mph shot everyday in practice, why he has Fred Flinstone on his helmet and much, much more! 

Watch here:

Video: Matt Villalta joins Tradin' Jabs


Brandt Clarke 

The Kings first-round draft pick in 2021 has gotten off to a tremendous start following his late return to the ice after dealing with mononucleosis. Playing for the Barrie Colts in the OHL, Clarke is currently tied for first in the OHL in goals by defenseman (5) and ranks third among defenseman in points (14).

With the Kings currently on a road trip in Canada, Clarke joined the team in Montreal to get the NHL experience for the day.

Tweet from @BallySportWest: Brandt Clarke on his visit with the team!!#GoKingsGo | @LAKings | @CarrlynBathe 

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

The Reign's third leading point-getter has been impactful on a nightly basis for the AHL's top team. With 11 points (5-6=11) in 10 games, Anderson-Dolan especially efficient in the last four games with four goals and three assists. The former 2017 second-round pick for the Kings continues to impress and push for a roster spot with the big club.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Jaret Anderson-Dolan made it 5-0 with this 5-on-3 power play goal in the 2nd!


Francesco Pinelli

As featured on LAKingsInsider, Francesco Pinelli's start to the season has been impressive on and off the ice. Just two games into the season, 18 year old Pinelli was named captain of the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL. On the ice, Benelli has tallied 15 points (5-10=15) in 11 games good for a team-high in assists and points.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Shorthanded mastery from the @OHLRangers captain 👌@LAKings prospect Francesco Pinelli (@CePinelli71) with a dominant display for his third of the season in Friday's win 🎥


Martin Chromiak 

Also featured on LAKingsInsider, Martin Chromiak has continued to produce offense since leaving the Kings training camp. Chromiak has notched a team-high 12 assist and ranked sixth in the OHL in helpers. Alongside projected top-two pick in the upcoming NHL draft Shane Wright, Chromiak is featured on one of the leagues most explosive and dangerous lines

Tweet from @KingstonFronts: Martin Chromiak scores 'The Michigan Goal'!!!Give @MatoChromiak8 the hat trick today in Ottawa.#KGNatOTT

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