Battalion’s Amadio signs with Kings

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Kings announced on Sunday that they have signed North Bay Battalion captain Michael Amadio to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Amadio, 19, was a third round draft pick, 90th overall, at the 2014 NHL draft. Known for his responsible play, the two-way center broke out offensively with a North Bay team that ended the weekend with a record of 32-23-6-4. Amadio, who has 94 points in 65 games, ranks ninth in Ontario Hockey League scoring, while his 48 goals are the fourth most in the league. His previous high in goals scored entering this year was 24.

Amadio scored a franchise-record five goals in a 6-5 loss to Kingston on Saturday, February 13, and in a 9-2 loss to Niagara this past Saturday established a new single-season North Bay/Brampton franchise record when he scored his 48th goal.

In addition to goals, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. native also leads North Bay in points (94; ninth league-wide), plus/minus (+25), power-play goals (nine) and shorthanded goals (seven; third league-wide), and ranks tied for first in assists (46).

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