The LA Kings have recalled forward Justin Auger from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 23-year-old Auger (born May 14, 1994) is a 6-6, 232-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario who has appeared in three games this season for Ontario, going scoreless with four penalty minutes.
This marks his first career NHL recall.
Selected in the fourth-round (103rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Auger has appeared in 202 career AHL games with Ontario and Manchester, posting 85 points (43-42=85), a plus-30 rating and 178 penalty minutes.
He played in all 19 games during Manchester's 2015 Calder Cup Championship run, where he recorded two points (1-1=2) and eight penalty minutes.
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