On Thursday, the LA Kings AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, signed three players to contracts, including former Golden Gopher Jack Sadek.
The LA Kings‘s AHL affiliate, Ontario Reign, signed three players to AHL contracts on Thursday. Among them is defenseman Jack Sadek, who played his collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota, accumulating 10 goals with 33 assists for 43 points. He helped the Golden Gophers win back-to-back Big Ten regular-season titles in 2016 and 2017.
Sadek, 23, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the hometown Minnesota Wild. He spent all of last year with the Allen Americans of the ECHL and tallied 6 goals with 26 assists for 32 points in 61 games.
The Reign also added twin brothers in Nick and Jack Poehling. Both forwards played their collegiate hockey at St. Cloud State and were named alternate captains this past season. They also led the Huskies to back-to-back NCHC regular-season titles.
Nick scored 25 goals with 41 assists in four seasons, finishing second on the Huskies with 26 total points in 2019-2020. Jack accumulated 30 goals with 31 assists in his four years and finished fifth in total points last year.
The Poehling twins are related to younger brother Ryan Poehling, who was drafted 25th overall in 2017 by the Montreal Canadiens. All three will look to secure a role with the Reign in what figures to be a highly competitive bunch with several members of the Kings’ prospect pool expected to see regular playing time.