LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles 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 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.
The Ontario Reign are back on the road for a two-game series against the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, October 27 and Saturday 28 and return home on Wednesday, November 1 against the San Jose Barracuda at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Wear your stripped socks to support the Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire! The Reign are also hosting a toiletries drive to support the House. Visit OntarioReign.com for more information.
Join the Reign as they host the San Diego Gulls and open the SoCal Series on Saturday, November 4 a Citizens Business Bank Arena at 6:00. Celebrate San Antonio Regional Hospital Night! The Reign will be wearing special SARH jerseys and hosting a jersey auction. For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans and group packages, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit OntarioReign.com!
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