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Reign Lineup Begins to Take Shape

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced the return of defenseman Jason Fredricks and goaltender Jase Weslosky for the 2011-12 season.

Fredricks, 24, was acquired by Ontario in a January 2011 trade with the Utah Grizzlies and immediately established himself as part of the team’s defensive core. The rugged defenseman finished with five points (1g, 4a) and 28 penalty minutes in 39 games with the Reign and a season total of eight points (3g, 5a) and 32 penalty minutes in 60 games.

The Eagle River, Wisconsin native played four seasons with Colgate University (ECAC) from 2005 – 2009 before making his professional debut with the Providence Bruins (AHL) in 2009. Fredricks spent the 2009-10 season in South Carolina (ECHL), recording ten points (1g, 9a) and 12 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Stingrays.

Weslosky, 22, came to the Reign in March of 2011 through a deal which sent forward Dusty Collins to the Florida Everblades. The late-season addition was 2-1-0 in four appearances with the Reign.  Weslosky began the season with the Idaho Steelheads, where he played 20 games before joining Florida on March 1.  The Edmonton, Alberta native played a total of 24 games on the season and compiled a 9-7-3 record with a 2.79 goals-against average and a 9.16 save percentage.

Drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (#108 overall) by the New York Islanders, Weslosky played three seasons (2006-2009) with St. Cloud State (WCHA) before going pro, recording a 2.43 GAA, .920 save percentage, and 37-27-4 record in 72 games with the Huskies.

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