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The LA Kings Recall Forward Michael Amadio From Ontario Reign

With the 21-year-old 6-1 forward receiving his first NHL call up, Justin Auger is assigned back to the Ontario Reign

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have recalled forward Michael Amadio from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. 

Forward Justin Auger has been assigned to the Reign.

The 21-year-old Amadio (born May 13, 1996) is a 6-1, 204-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario who has appeared in five games games this season for Ontario, recording two points (0-2=2). He leads the team in assists and ranks tied for first in points. This marks his first career NHL recall.

Selected in the third-round (90th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Amadio has appeared in 73 career AHL games with Ontario, posting 43 points (16-27=43), a plus-5 rating and four penalty minutes.

Before starting his professional career with the Reign last season, he appeared in four season with the North Bay Battalion (OHL; Brampton Battalion his first season there) where he registered 226 points (92-134=226), a plus-72 rating and 80 penalty minutes in 263 games. His final season with North Bay he served as the team captain and posted a team-high 50 goals (fourth most in the league) and a team-high 98 points (ninth most in the league).

Justin Auger appeared in two games during his first NHL recall, going scoreless. His NHL debut came on Oct. 18 vs. Montreal.

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