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Prospect Report: February 2019

From winning awards to breaking records, the LA Kings top prospects made some headlines over the past few weeks

by LA Kings @LAKings /

As the LA Kings chase down a playoff spot, our top prospects are developing their skills and trying to prove they can compete at the top level. Below are a select few players that deserve to be highlighted for the month of February.  

Carl Grundstrom

Grundstrom, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 28th, has impressed with his speed and creativity.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Carllllllll. Good to see you.The newly acquired Carl Grundstrom skated in his first practice today with the #Reign - He talks about the trade, his own game, his Calder Cup championship and more!

Grundstrom picked up an assist in his debut with the Ontario Reign on February 1 and on February 6, he recorded his first multi-point (2-1=3) game in San Diego.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Son Of A Grun! @CarlGrundstrom's first goal as a member of the @LAKings organization, and what a beauty it was!

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Twice as nice for Carl G!

Sheldon Rempal

Rempal competed in the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, where he assisted teammate Sean Walker on two occasions, and helped his team win the Puck Control Relay. On January 26, against the Colorado Eagles, Rempal recorded his 10th multi-point game (1-1=2) of the season. He also held a three-game assist streak (0-3=3) from Decemeber 16 through December 22.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: With the Skills Competition in the books, Sheldon Rempal and Sean Walker now have their sights set on today's #AHLAllStar Challenge. @CameronRClose takes a look ahead at today's event, which begins at 4 PM Pacific. Follow along on AHLTV, @NHLNetwork and @Sportsnet! Tweet from @TheAHL: Sometimes, you find out you're an #AHLAllStar on Instagram. That's just fine for Sean Walker, who's traveling to Springfield with teammate Sheldon Rempal to represent the @ontarioreign at the ASG.���

Michael Amadio

Recalled by the Kings on January 31, Amadio joined their East Coast road trip and logged an assist by setting up Tyler Toffoli against the New Jersey Devils.

Tweet from @LAKings: ...and then Michael Amadio sets up Tyler Toffoli for his second goal of the night.Great goal, better #HockeyHug 🤗#GoKingsGo

Prior to be recalled, Amadio scored a goal against their rivals the San Diego Gulls on January 6. Plus, recorded his second three-point game of the season (1-2=3) on January 18 in Iowa.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: MIKE AMADI🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨!!!!!! WE LEAD AGAIN!!!!!!

Tweet from @ontarioreign: #REIGNWIN!!!!!!

Cal Petersen

After playing in 11 games with the Kings, recording five wins and one shutout, Petersen joined the Reign. On February 10, he earned his sixth win of the season with the Reign, stopping 52 of 55 shots faced.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: CAL!!!!!!Slides to his left for a HUGE pad save! Still tied at two midway through the third.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Right-Handed ROBBERY from Petersen!!!

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Whattttttttta win! Sam Herr's goal with 39 seconds left was the difference in a 4-3 win over San Jose!📝 -

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Anderson-Dolan recorded five multi-point games this season for the Spokane Chiefs (WHL), reaching his 5th on January 30 against the Portland Winterhawks where he logged two assists and a goal (1-2=3).

He's on a seven-game point streak (4-5=9) that has lasted from January 26 through February 9. He scored his 100th WHL goal on February 8 against the Kootenay Ice. 

Tweet from @spokanechiefs: Just weeks removed from his first WHL preseason & 15th birthday, @LAKings prospect Jaret Anderson-Dolan got his 1st taste of @TheWHL regular season at @WHLKootenayICE on Oct. 3, 2014.#GoChiefsGo | #MyWHL

Tweet from @spokanechiefs: JAD JAD JAD! Gets the scoring started early just over four minutes in!🍎 McIndoe🍏 KralAnd now Spokane is on the power play!#GoChiefsGo

Tweet from @spokanechiefs: JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN WITH HIS 100TH WHL GOAL!!!!!🍎Zummack🍏Woods#GoChiefsGo

Sean Durzi

Durzi was also acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 28, shortly before being named OHL defenceman of the Month. He held a 10-game point streak (5-10=15) from January 10 through February 1.

He has six multi-point games recorded this season with the OHL and notched his 100th career assist (0-1=1) on February 1 in Ottawa. 

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Congrats to new @LAKings prospect @seandurzi of @Storm_City named #OHL Defenceman of the Month for January recording 16PTS in 12GP:

Tweet from @Storm_City: With his assist tonight, @LAKings #Prospect @seandurzi has reached 100 Career OHL assists! Congrats Sean 🌪#IamtheSTORM

Markus Phillips

Phillips was acquired by the Guelph Storm (OHL) from the Owen Sound Attack on January 5 and on February 10, he recorded his third multi-point (1-1=2) game of the season, against the Kingston Frontenacs.

Previously this year, he competed on Team Canada in the World Junior Championship.

Tweet from @AttackOHL: ICYMI: Last night Attack TV had a chance to speak with Markus Phillips before the game. #HearTheSound #ThankYouMarkus

Tweet from @Storm_City: BREAKING | The Storm acquire defenseman Markus Phillips from the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for picks. Details:

Tweet from @OHLRangers: Tonight we presented awards to MacKenzie Entwistle🇨, Nick Suzuki🇨, Markus Phillips🇨, Dmitri Samorukov🇷, Rickard Hugg🇸 and Dan Lebold🇨 prior to puck drop for their participation in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship!📸Dan Hamilton#RTown #OHL | @Storm_City @IIHFHockey

Akil Thomas

Thomas has recorded 22 multi-point games this season, with his most recent goal being scored on February 10 in Sudbury. In January, Thomas was named OHL Player of the Month and held an eight-game point streak (10-11=21) from January 10 through 26.

He logged his first OHL hat trick (3-1=4) on January 11 against the Frontenacs and has tallied three five-point games.

Tweet from @OHLIceDogs: Akil hits the bullseye 🎯 on the power play!#NIAGvsSBY #BornReady #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @OHLIceDogs: Akil's wraparound empty netter? 💯#NIAGvsER #BornReady #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @OHLIceDogs: Straight up the ice = straight 🔥 goal from Akil#NIAGvsFLNT #BornReady #GoKingsGo

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