LA Kings Prospects: Akil Thomas’ hat trick stuns Bakersfield

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Akil Thomas tallied a hat trick on Sunday in less than three minutes. He highlights this week’s LA Kings prospect report.

Trailing 4-1 with just over three minutes remaining, LA Kings 2018 second-round draft pick Akil Thomas put the Ontario Reign on his back, tallying three goals in a 2:44 span. The Reign blew a 6-3 lead on Saturday, so it was only fitting they return the favor on Sunday. And for what it’s worth. Thomas had the shootout winner as well.

Thomas now has six goals and five assists in 19 AHL games.

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Alex Laferriere

Another week, another goal for Laferriere in Des Moines’ 3-2 win on Friday.

Jordan Spence: Two more assists for Spence. He’s up to four goals and 12 assists on the season.

Alexander Dergachyov: 2A in four games this past week. 11G, 12A on the year.

Braden Doyle: 1A in Dubuque’s 5-2 victory on Sunday. 4G, 14A on the year.

Andre Lee: 1G, 1A in UMass-Lowell’s 6-5 victory on Wednesday.

Lias Andersson: 4A between Saturday and Sunday’s games.

Arthur Kaliyev: Kaliyev scored on a beautiful pass from Alex Turcotte on Saturday. He’s up to 7G and 7A with the Reign.

Rasmus Kupari: 1G, 2A for Kupari in four games this week.

Quinton Byfield: Byfield recorded goals in all 4 of Ontario’s games this week. On Sunday, he also tallied an assist. The 2020 second overall pick has 5G, 8A on the year. Byfield is making it hard to send him back to the OHL.

Sean Durzi: 1G, 4A in Ontario’s four games this week. He had a rough outing in the Reign’s 8-6 loss on Saturday.

Boko Imama: 2G, 1A this week. He also dropped the gloves in this memorable fight.

Alex Turcotte: 4A in four games for the 2019 fifth overall pick.

Here was his assist on Saturday we noted earlier.