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 first part of the series, it is time to profile center Michael Amadio, who was a rookie with the Kings during the 2017-18 regular season.
The third round draft pick, 90th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Armadio is 6'1", 205 pounds. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Brampton Battalion and the North Bay Battalion. Over the last three seasons from 2015-2018, he has also played with the Kings top affiliate, the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.
In 2017-18. Amadio played 37 regular season games with the Kings and had four goals and four assists for eight points. A minus two, he also had eight penalty minutes, three power-play points, 28 shots on goal, 74 faceoff wins, 18 hits, nine blocked shots, 11 takeaways and six giveaways.
Amadio scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 2, 2017, in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Staples Center. He opened the scoring at 2:34 of the first period from Tanner Pearson. Amadio would go on to score two goals in a game in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 17, 2018, and have a multi-point game (one goal and one assist) in a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers on Jan. 21, 2018.
In the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Amadio recorded one assist. He also had one power play point, one shot on goal and one faceoff win in one postseason game.
To see Armadio and the Kings throughout the 2018-19 NHL regular season, please click here.