AXS Sports is in the process of profiling the 25 players and coaches on the Los Angeles Kings on the 2018-19 National Hockey League roster. In the second part of the series, it is time to profile right winger Jonny Brodzinski, who played his second season with the Kings in 2017-18.
The fifth-round draft pick, 148th overall by the Kings in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Brodzinski is 6'1", 215 pounds. He is 25 years old and shoots left. At the time of being drafted by the Kings, Brodzinski was playing for St. Cloud State of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He played three seasons from St. Cloud State from 2012-2015, and the last three seasons from 2015-2018 with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, in addition to his 41 career NHL regular season games with the Kings.
In 2017-18, Brodzinski played 35 games with the Kings and had four goals and two assists for six points. He was a +4, six penalty minutes, one game-winning goal, 53 shots, four faceoff wins, 35 hits, nine blocked shots, five takeaways and six giveaways. With the Reign, Brodzinski played 29 regular season games and had 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points, 18 penalty minutes and was a +9.
Brodzinski scored his first NHL career goal on Nov. 18, 2017, in a 4-0 Kings win over the Florida Panthers. He scored at 2:23 of the third period from Nic Dowd and Jussi Jokinen, and put the Kings up 2-0 at the time. Brodzinski scored his first NHL career game-winning goal also against the Panthers on Feb. 9, 2018, in a 3-1 Kings victory. It came at 16:03 of the second period from Derek Forbort and put the Kings up 2-1 at the time.
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