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Prospect Report: Akil Thomas

After scoring the gold medal-winning goal at the World Juniors, Thomas has tallied 11 points with the Peterborough Petes

by Jack Jablonski @LAKings /
Featured Prospect - Akil Thomas

No matter the jersey, Thomas continues to find the scoresheet 

Akil Thomas could not have asked for a better start to 2020. After scoring the game-winning goal in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championships for Team Canada with just 3:57 to go in the third period, Thomas has not slowed down. 

Just three days after returning from the World Juniors host country, Czech Republic, Thomas waived his no-trade clause and was sent from the Niagara IceDogs to the Peterborough Petes on January 9th. 

Instantly, Thomas made an impact as the right-handed center picked up and assist in his first game. But if that wasn't enough, Thomas recorded one goal and three assists the following night with his new team. 

In just four games, the Kings 2018 second-round draft pick has tallied 11 points (1-10-11) and two four-point games. 

Tweet from @PetesOHLhockey: GALLY! @zachgally parks himself in front to redirect @AkilThomas2's point shot! @chis_decs assists as well. 4-1 Petes!#GoPetesGo | #SJSharks

Cal Petersen 

Goaltender Cal Petersen is heating up in the new year as the Iowa born southpaw recorded 50 saves in a 5-1 win over the Stockton Heat on Friday, January 17th. 

Petersen followed up his 50 save performance with his third shutout of the year on January 20th, stopping all 33 shots faced against the Bakersfield Condors, withstanding four Condor power plays. Petersen's record now sits at 15-15-4, with a .905 save percentage. 

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Hear from #Reign goaltender Cal Petersen after his third shutout of the season!

Andre Lee

The seventh-round selection by the Kings in 2019 continues to produce in his Freshman season at UMass Lowell. In the five games of the new year, Lee has recorded a point in all but one game and has six points in total (3-3-6). 

The Karlstad, Sweden native is third on the team in points and sits at a plus-7 rating through 22 games played this season. Lee also tallied this highlight reel goal against Merrimack on Saturday, January 18th. 

Tweet from @RiverHawkHockey: Andre Lee with a pretty goal to make it 4-1 #RiverHawks

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Anderson-Dolan, the 2017 second-round product out of Alberta, Canada was called up to the Los Angeles Kings on January 9th. Anderson-Dolan played four games, recording no points with club before being sent down to Ontario for the all-star break. 

In his first appearance back with the Reign, Anderson-Dolan recorded two points (1-1-2) with two shots on net, contributing to a 3-0 defeat over the Bakersfield Condors on Monday, January 20th. 

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Anderson-Dolan? More like Anderson-Goalan!

Arthur Kaliyev

Following the World Juniors, the American returned to the OHL's Hamilton Bulldogs with vengeance, piling up five assists in a 7-1 defeat over the Niagara IceDogs in his first game back. 

In the four games following Kaliyev's return, the point-getter has led the team in points and recorded 7 assists. Currently, Kaliyev sits with 69 points in 37 games (31-38-69), ranking 5th in the OHL.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: The @BulldogsOHL���s @LoganMorrison02 / @Arthur_Kaliyev connection comes alive!A hat-trick 🎩🎩🎩 for the former and 5������🍎 for the latter powered a big 7-1 Thursday night road win.

Jacob Ingham 

Ingham, the Ontario, Canada native goalie continues to impress. The 2018 sixth-round draft pick holds a 5-0-1 record since the turn of the calendar. Ingham currently holds the OHL's second best save percentage at .925. 

Ingham's play has helped the Kitchener Rangers to the second-best record in the league and carries a 21-4-4 record. Ingham made two of this week's OHL's saves of the week. 

Tweet from @OHLRangers: For the second time this season, @JacobIngham_ has been named the #OHL On the Run Player of the Week! 🤩📰 | #Kitchener

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