Michael Amadio

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Michael Amadio
Born (1996-05-13) May 13, 1996 (age 23)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Centre / Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Los Angeles Kings
Ontario Reign (AHL)
NHL Draft 90th overall, 2014
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2016–present

Michael "Mike" Amadio (born May 13, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Ontario Reign in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Amadio was selected by the Kings, 90th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Major junior[edit]

Amadio was a prolific scorer playing in Northern Ontario's bantam and midget levels, before he was selected by the Brampton Battalion, 36th overall in the 2012 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He played two seasons with the Battalion, through their relocation to North Bay, before he was selected with the last pick in the third-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.[1]

During the 2015–16 season, Amadio scored a franchise record of 50 goals and was nominated for the Red Tilson Trophy and William Hanley Trophy.[2] Amadio was named the winner of the William Hanley Trophy on April 22, 2016,[3] and was later selected for the OHL Second All-Star Team.[4]

Professional[edit]

On March 13, 2016, Amadio was signed by the Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract.[5] He was then reassigned to join AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign for their playoff run following the 2015–16 season. In 11 post-season games he contributed with 1 goal and 5 points.

After beginning the 2017–18 season with the Reign, Amadio received his first recall to the Kings on October 26, 2017.[6][7] He made his NHL debut that night in a 4–0 shutout victory over the Montreal Canadiens.[8] In his fourth game, Amadio registered his first NHL goal, scoring in a 5–3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 2, 2017.[9][10]

After attending the Kings training camp, Amadio was named to their NHL roster to begin the 2018–19 season.[11] After playing in 28 games, Amadio was reassigned to the Ontario Reign.[12] Despite recalls throughout the season, he was again assigned to the Ontario Reign after the Kings failed to clinch a post season berth.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Soo Greyhounds NOBHL 39 60 74 134 16 6 10 9 19 2
2011–12 Sault Ste. Marie North Stars GNML 29 32 30 62 12 11 5 9 14 6
2012–13 Brampton Battalion OHL 63 6 13 19 8 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 North Bay Battalion OHL 64 12 26 38 14 22 4 5 9 2
2014–15 North Bay Battalion OHL 68 24 47 71 18 15 6 9 15 4
2015–16 North Bay Battalion OHL 68 50 48 98 40 11 12 6 18 10
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 11 1 4 5 0
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 68 16 25 41 4 5 2 0 2 0
2017–18 Ontario Reign AHL 32 11 24 35 12 4 1 3 4 2
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 37 4 4 8 8 1 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 43 6 7 13 6
2018–19 Ontario Reign AHL 28 8 18 26 12
NHL totals 80 10 11 21 14 1 0 1 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
OHL
William Hanley Trophy 2016 [3]
Second All-Star Team 2016 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wood, Amadio drafted by NHL clubs". battalionhockey.com. June 28, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Amadio, Dineen among OHL awards finalists". battalionhockey.com. April 13, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sault native named OHL's most sportsmanlike player". sootoday.com. April 22, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "OHL Announces 2015-16 All-Star Teams". ontariohockeyleague.com. June 2, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Kings sign Mike Amadio to entry-level deal". Los Angeles Kings. 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  6. ^ "LA Kings recall Michael Amadio from Ontario Reign". Los Angeles Kings. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  7. ^ "Amadio called up for NHL debut". nugget.ca. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  8. ^ "Kings match their record for best start with win over Canadiens". National Hockey League. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  9. ^ "Two dreams fulfulled, more to come for Michael Amadio". frozenroyalty.net. 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  10. ^ "Mike Amadio Scores First NHL Goal in LA Kings Win Over Maple Leafs". NHL.com. November 3, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "351 CHL Alumni Listed on 2018-19 NHL Opening Night Rosters". chl.ca. October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "LA Kings Assign Forward Michael Amadio to Ontario". NHL.com. December 30, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  13. ^ "Michael Amadio Assigned to the Ontario Reign". NHL.com. April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.

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