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Prospect Report: Arthur Kaliyev

On February 1st, Kaliyev surpassed Matthew Strome for most goals in Hamilton Bulldogs history

by Jack Jablonski @LAKings /

Featured Prospect - Arthur Kaliyev

Kaliyev has had a phenomenal start to February. In just five games, the left winger has tallied eight points (5-3-8), including two multi-point games. The offensive weapon currently leads the Ontario Hockey League in shots with 238 and ranks fourth in goals with 37.

The New York native has 20 percent of the Hamilton Bulldogs' goals this season and recorded a point on 41% of the teams goals.

Further, on February 1st, Kaliyev surpassed Matthew Strome for most goals in Hamilton Bulldogs history with a two-goal, four-point performance, leading his team to a 9-4 victory over the Niagara IceDogs.

In the 2018-19 season, Kaliyev became the first player in Bulldogs history to score over 100 points and is on pace to do so again with ease.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Crown @Arthur_Kaliyev the new @BulldogsOHL all-time goal-scoring King 👑 @LAKings prospect nets career goals 115 and 116 as part of a 4-point effort in a 9-4 win.

Video: Kings draft F Arthur Kaliyev No. 33

Aidan Dudas

The right-handed center from Parry Sound, Ontario, CAN has had himself another productive season in the OHL. The current captain for the Owen Sound Attack has recorded 6 points (2-4-6) in his last four games, while also sustaining a plus-5 during that time.

Dudas is also on the cusp of entering the 200-point club in the OHL, currently sitting with 191 points scored in 228 games played.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: FINAL:��@AttackOHL��(11) at��@OHLIceDogs��(1)@sergeypopov records a 5 point night with one goal and four helpers. @LAKings prospect @AidanDudas scores twice, adds two assists in huge win for the Attack.🎥🗒:��

Cal Petersen

In his brief three-year career, the two-time AHL All-Star has gotten the call to the NHL and it looks to be permanent.

Prior to this call-up, Petersen, the southpaw goalie played in 11 games for the Kings and 5-4-1 record with a .924 save percentage last season. In 37 games this season, Petersen has a 17-15-4 record with the Ontario Reign.

In his first start for the Kings this year on Saturday, the Iowa native made 31 saves in a 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Tweet from @LAKings: Fortunately, Cal Petersen stretched plenty before his return to the NHL 🙌#GoKingsGo

Gabe Vilardi

The 2017 first-round draft pick for the Kings is getting back to his scoring ways. In his last four games, the Reign's center had 7 points (3-4-7) and was a plus-eight.

Through 29 games this season, Vilardi has eight goals and 13 assists, giving him the second highest average in points per game on the Reign, trailing only Martin Frk. 

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Gabe! Out of mid-air!

Akil Thomas

Thomas has done nothing but score since being traded to the Peterborough Petes on January 9th. In 13 games with his new team, Thomas has recorded 24 points (4-20-24) and is a plus-9. The Toronto native also just wrapped up a season high 13-game point streak.

Like Aidan Dudas, Thomas is also just shy of a points milestone... In the 232 games in Thomas' OHL career, he has tallied 299 points (100-199-299). With his next point, he will also crack to top-100 all-time in points in the OHL.

He next plays on Thursday, February 13th against the Windsor Spitfires.

Video: Canada's WJC Hero and LA Kings Prospect Akil Thomas


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