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PROSPECT LOKTIONOV PLAYER OF THE WEEK

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Andrei Loktionov
Toronto, ON - The Ontario Hockey League announced that Kings prospect and forward Andrei Loktionov of the Windsor Spitfires is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 3. Loktionov recorded five points in two games with three goals and two assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.


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Loktionov and the Spitfires began the Rogers OHL Championship Series against the Brampton Battalion Wednesday night at the WFCU Centre in Windsor. Loktionov opened the scoring at 6:22 of the first period of game one to give the Spitfires the early lead in front of a sellout crowd of 6,480 fans. After a Battalion goal to tie the game on the power play at 11:48 of the first, Loktionov responded notching the game-winner at 17:12 of the first period. He would also add a first period assist on the insurance marker to complete his three-point game in the 10-1 victory as second star of the game. On Friday night in game two, Loktionov was named first star of the game with an assist on the opening goal at 10:51 of the first period, and for delivering the game-winner at 13:50 of the second period to lead the Spitfires to a 5-3 win and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Championship Series.

Loktionov, an 18-year-old from Voskresensk, Russia, is in his first OHL season with the Spitfires. He is currently tied for second in playoff scoring with nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points in 17 games. He finished the regular season with 66 points including 24 goals and 42 assists in 51 games. He was selected in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

In addition to Loktionov, one other Kings prospect is still playing in the postseason, the Calgary Hitmen's Martin Jones, which trail the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 in the WHL Championship Series. Jones has posted a 12-3 mark in the playoffs thus far with a 1.85 GAA and a .913 SV% (294-of-322).

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