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Training Camp Roster Down to 26; Brickley, Clague, Petersen Sent to AHL

LA Kings send five players down to the Ontario Reign ahead of season-opening matchup against the San Jose Sharks on Friday

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have assigned five players to the Ontario Reign of the AHL ahead of the club's season-opening game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

The Kings now have 26 players remaining on their 2018 Training Camp Roster.

Assigned to Ontario Reign (AHL):

Daniel Brickley

The 23-year-old Brickley is a 6-3, 219-pound native of Sandy, Utah who appeared made his NHL debut less than a week after signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Kings last March. He recorded his first NHL point (0-1=1) in his debut against the Minnesota Wild on April 5.

Video: MIN@LAK: Brickley earns first assist on Rieder's goal

Prior to joining the Kings, Brickley spent his junior season with Minnesota State (NCAA), where he posted 35 points (10-25=35), a plus-16 rating and 53 penalty minutes. He posted career-highs in goals, assists and points and led the Mavericks to the WCHA Regular Season title and helped them earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the Regional Semi-Final to the eventual National Champion Minnesota-Duluth.

Kale Clague

The 21-year-old Clague is a 5-11, 178-pound native of Regina, Saskatchewan who was selected by the Kings in the second round (No. 51 overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Clague picked up four points (0-4=4) in three preseason games with the Kings.

Video: LAK@VAN: Pearson roofs a shot on the rush

He registered a career-high 71 points (11-60=71), a plus-42 rating and 43 penalty minutes in 54 games between the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Moose Jaw Warriors during his fifth season in the WHL. Clague ranked seventh in the WHL in assists, and among defensemen he ranked first in assists and was tied for third in points.

He appeared in 14 postseason games with Moose Jaw, recording 14 points (1-13=14) and 14 penalty minutes.

Clague was an assistant captain on Team Canada's Gold Medal-winning 2018 World Junior Championship team. He picked up two points (0-2=2) in the Tournament.

Matt Luff

The 21-year-old Luff is a 6-2, 196-pound native of Oakville, Ontario who appeared in his first full season with Ontario (AHL), posting 29 points (12-17=29), a plus-3 rating and 42 penalty minutes.

Video: LAK@ANA: Luff's feed deflects off Miller and in

He finished second among Reign rookies in points and goals, and third in assists.

Luff scored one goal (1-0=1) in four postseason games with Ontario.

Kurtis MacDermid

The 24-year-old MacDermid is a 6-5, 233-pound native of Sauble Beach, Ontario. He signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Kings in July. He cleared waivers this morning.

MacDermid appeared in 34 regular season games last season with the Kings, including his NHL debut on Oct. 5 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He recorded his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 26.

Video: LAK@MTL: MacDermid pots first NHL goal off deflection

He recorded four points (1-3=4) and 57 penalty minutes in his first NHL season.

MacDermid also played in 32 regular season games with the Ontario Reign (AHL), recording 6 points (1-5=6), a plus-8 rating and 78 penalty minutes.

Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012, MacDermid has appeared in 146 games with Ontario over three seasons, posting 42 points (11-31=42), a plus-43 rating and 334 penalty minutes.

Cal Petersen

The 22-year-old Petersen is a 6-1, 182-pound native of Waterloo, Iowa who played in his first professional season with the Reign last season.

During his rookie season, he posted a 23-14-2 record, .910 SV%, 2.58 GAA and four shutouts and led all AHL rookies in wins.

Video: Cal Petersen has solidified the Kings' depth in net

Petersen was also selected to the AHL All-Star Game, where he shared the honor of CCM Top Goaltender Award at the 2018 AHL All-Star Skills Competition.

Video: Ontario Reign goaltender Cal Petersen saves 10/10

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