LA Kings Announce Multiple Transactions
The LA Kings announced today multiple roster transactions including assigning dsefenseman Brandt Clarke to the Ontario Reign (AHL) on a conditioning loan and recalling forward Lias Andersson and Jacob Moverare from Ontario.
Clarke, 19, has registered two assists (0-2=2) in nine NHL games with the Kings this season. The 6-2, 185-pound defenseman made his NHL debut Oct. 13 against the Seattle Kraken, logging one shot and 15:17 of ice time. On Oct. 20 in Pittsburgh, Clarke collected his first career NHL point (0-1=1) to become the seventh youngest defenseman and 18th youngest skater in Kings history to record a point at 19 years and 253 days old. Selected eighth overall in the 2021 NHL Draft, Clarke spent two seasons with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), collecting 97 points (17-80=97), 67 penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-5 rating in 112 career OHL contests. He also skated the 2020-21 season with HC Nove Zamky in Slovakia, notching 15 points (5-10=15) and a plus-6 rating in 26 contests. Internationally, the Nepean, Ontario native represented Canada in the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship, helping Canada to a gold medal with seven points (2-5=7) in seven games.
Moverare, 24, has appeared in seven games with the Reign this season, earning two assists (0-2=2). Last season, the 6-3, 210-pound defenseman skated in 19 games with the Kings after making his NHL debut on Jan. 6 against the Nashville Predators. He finished with two points (0-2=2), a plus-3 rating, and an average of 16:20 time-on-ice, which ranked fourth-most among Kings rookie blueliners. In 30 games with the Reign, Moverare posted 10 points (3-7=10) and a plus-6 rating. Originally drafted by the Kings in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Moverare has skated in parts of three seasons (2020-22) with the Reign, appearing in 63 games and recording 27 points (4-23=27).
Andersson, 24, has registered nine points (5-4=9) in 11 games with the Reign this season. Among all Reign skaters, Andersson is tied for first in goals (5) and ranks fourth in both assists (4) and points (9). The 6-1, 185-pound forward appeared in 20 games for the Kings last season, tallying two points (1-1=2). Originally drafted seventh overall by the New York Rangers in the 2017 NHL Draft, Andersson was acquired by the Kings in exchange for the 60th overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft. In 109 career NHL games, he has collected 17 points (7-10=17) and added 71 points (32-39=71) in 104 AHL games with the Reign and Hartford Wolf Pack. Internationally, the Smogen, Sweden native has represented Sweden in seven international tournaments, including one IIHF Men’s World Championship (2018 – gold), two IIHF World Junior Championships (2018 – silver, captain; 2017) and one IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship (2016 – silver).