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Kings Prospects Rise

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

National Collegiate Athletic Association


Jonny Brodzinski had a goal and an assist against Miami on Saturday to extend his point streak to eight games.  The Los Angeles Kings prospect has 12 goals and 20 points in 20 games with St. Cloud State.  Matt Leitner had a three-point game on Jan. 9, bringing him up to five goals and 23 points in 21 games with Minnesota State.  He's fighting to record the 40-point mark for a third straight season.  Austin Orszulak found the back of the net in back-to-back games against RIT over the weekend.  The 22-year-old has 15 goals and seven assists in 22 games with American International College.  Daniel Ciampini is on a seven-game goal scoring streak.  He has 15 goals and 29 points in 21 games with Union College.


American Hockey League


Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and an assist on Saturday, giving him five points in four January games.  He has 10 goals and 33 points in 36 contests with the Syracuse Crunch this season.  Jordan Weal has been an inconsistent producer since the start of December, but he has two four-point games over that span.  He most recently recorded four assists on Saturday, giving him 11 goals and 37 points in 38 contests.  His teammate with the Manchester Monarchs, Nick Shore, is also having a great season with 20 goals and 41 points in 37 games.  Los Angeles rewarded Shore's efforts by summoning him to the NHL, although the 22-year-old is still waiting to make his NHL debut.  Connor Brown had a goal and five points over a three-game span before his point streak ended on Sunday.  He has nine goals and 29 points in 37 games with the Toronto Marlies in his rookie season.




Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has set new career-highs with 10 goals and 25 points in 44 KHL games this season.  Before 2014-15, the 23-year-old had never recorded more than 18 points in a single campaign.  Maxim Karpov, 23, also set a new career-high this season with 14 goals in 39 contests with the KHL's Moscow Dynamo.  He also has 10 assists this season.  When it comes to KHL players under the age of 24 though, no one is even close to Artemi Panarin in the scoring race.  After recording 40 points last season, the 23-year-old has 23 goals and 54 points in 44 contests with St. Petersburg SKA.  In the MHL, Russia's junior league, 20-year-old forward Matej Zadrazil leading the pack with 21 goals and 55 points in 38 games.  That's 12 points more than his next highest competitor, teammate Tomas Harkabus.

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