LA Kings Prospect Report: Quinton Byfield and Akil Thomas score first AHL goals

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Recapping the LA Kings prospects for the week of February 8.

Your weekly LA Kings prospects roundup.

In case you missed last week’s report, see here.

Alex Laferriere

After a monster week last week, Laferriere failed to record a point in Des Moines’ only game this week — a 5-1 loss against the Chicago Steel on Thursday.

Jordan Spence

Spence is settling in with his new team. This past week, he racked up two assists in the Foreurs 3-2 OT win against Blainville-Boisbriand on Friday night, giving him one goal and four assists in five games with Val-d’Or. Spence was held scoreless in Saturday’s contest, however.

Samuel Fagemo

Despite the Ontario Reign yet to record a win in 2021, Fagemo has four points in four games. He bookended this week with a goal and an assist in both Monday and yesterday’s game.

Braden Doyle

Doyle has been playing on Dubuque’s top defensive pairing this season. On Sunday, he recorded an assist in the Fighting Saints 4-3 win. Through 25 games this year, the LA Kings 2019 sixth-round pick has three goals and 12 points in 25 games.

Kim Nousiainen

Last week, we noted that Kim Nousiainen only played in 5:22 on February 5. After some research and emails to KalPa and Finnish scouts, here’s why the LA Kings 2019 fourth-round pick left the game early. He has yet to return to game action.

Kasper Simontaival

Simontaival is seeing regular playing time with Tappara of Finland’s top-tier hockey league. The LA Kings third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft scored a goal on his only shot on net and logged a +2 rating in Tappara’s 3-2 loss to HIFK on Sunday.

Helge Grans

Malmo had a rough week, losing both games, but Helge Grans recorded an assist while logging 11:27 on-ice time against Djurgårdens last Tuesday. He was held scoreless against Brynäs but registered two shots on net on Thursday.

Andre Lee

The LA Kings 2019 seventh-round pick picked up where he left off last week, scoring two goals in three games for UMass-Lowell. His goal against Connecticut last Tuesday was the overtime winner for the River Hawks.

Brock Faber

Faber has been quiet lately, but Minnesota won both games against Notre Dame with a pair of 3-0 scores last week. The LA Kings 2020 second-round pick hasn’t recorded a point since January 22 and had two shots on net this week.

Daniel Brickley

After recording a goal for Ontario last week, Brickley scored his second goal of the season in Ontario’s 4-3 overtime loss on Sunday.

Quinton Byfield

After a slow start to the season, Quinton Byfield has looked much more comfortable in his second week of professional hockey. The LA Kings 2020 second overall pick scored his first AHL goal on Sunday and recorded an assist on Friday night.

Aidan Dudas

The LA Kings 2018 fourth-round pick recorded his first professional goal in Ontario’s 5-4 loss on Friday night.

Rasmus Kupari

Kupari has jumped out to a hot start in 2021, which is a good sign considering his road to recovery from an ACL tear in January 2020. He scored a goal in the Reign’s season opener last week and recorded four assists in four games this past week.

Akil Thomas

Many firsts this week. Akil Thomas also scored his first AHL goal with Byfield and Kupari credited for the assists.