Steve Babineau

Fantasy Summary

Amadio’s size and disciplined play project well professionally, but as of now, he looks more like a third-line NHL center at best.


Observations

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October 2019 – Amadio has progressed well through each level of the Kings organization spending time in the AHL and NHL over the past three seasons. Amadio is not a flashy player by any means, but he is a reliable center and has carved out a bottom six role for himself with the Kings this season. While appearing consistently on the third line for the big club he has also seen time on the team’s second power play unit. Now 23 years of age, what you see is what you get with the 6-1 center who could be a deep league fantasy option if he remains on the team’s special teams. He is under contract with the team until the 2021-2022 season after signing a two year deal back in July of 2019. Julian Mongillo

 

February 2017 – While Amadio started his first pro season slowly, he has really picked up the pace lately, scoring eleven points in eleven games in February. His 30 points in 50 games place him third in scoring on the Reign, behind veteran T.J. Hensick and scoring winger Jonny Brodzinski. When drafted, Amadio was viewed as a defensive specialist, but much has changed as his game has matured. Still, this season is a learning season for Amadio, and he will need to continue to work to take his game to the next level. Next season, Ontario will likely lean more on Amadio to be one of their top players. Philip Kamhi

 

September 2016 – Amadio had 50 goals and a 98-point season for the North Bay Battalion and was the ninth-highest scorer in the OHL. He was originally drafted for his strong two-way play, yet he had the highest NHL translation of any of the Kings’ prospects with 38 NHLe. Following OHL dominance, he smoothly transitioned to the AHL in playoffs, and exceeded expectations. In 11 AHL playoff games he managed five points (0.45 points per game). He might be the top offensive player in the Kings’ farm system, but a lot will be determined by how he performs in his first full season in the AHL. Philip Kamhi

 

December 2015 – Following last year’s dominant season for the North Bay Battalion, Amadio was named team captain and has picked up right where he left off. His team-leading 38 points (16 goals and 22 assists in 27 games) is a full 18 points ahead of the closest scorer on his team, and positions him only one point outside of the top ten scorers in the OHL. Amadio is currently producing 1.4 points per game, a decent improvement over last season’s 1.04 points per game. Philip Kamhi

 

March 2015 – Better known for his defensive acumen, Amadio broke out on the scoresheet this season, notching a team-leading 71 points (after just 38 in 2013-14 and 19 in 2012-13). The North Bay Battalion’s top pivot will almost certainly return to juniors in 2015-16. Can he improve on career-high numbers? He needs to quicken his skating burst to become a more intriguing fantasy prospect. Sheng Peng

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 13, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 3; Overall: 90

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Soo Greyhounds U14 AAANOHL U1417 17 2037 2|        
 2010-2011 Soo Greyhounds U15 AAANOHL U1539 60 74134 16|Playoffs6 10 919
  Soo Greyhounds U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 9 413 6|        
 2011-2012 Sault Ste. Marie North StarsGNML29 32 3062 12|Playoffs11 5 914
  NOHA WolvesOHL Cup4 5 49 0|        
 2012-2013 Brampton BattalionOHL63 6 1319 8|Playoffs5 0 00
 2013-2014 North Bay BattalionOHL64 12 2638 14|Playoffs22 4 59
 2014-2015 North Bay BattalionOHL68 24 4771 18|Playoffs15 6 915
 2015-2016 North Bay BattalionOHL68 50 4898 40|Playoffs11 12 618 10 
  Ontario ReignAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs11 1 45
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Ontario ReignAHL68 16 2541 4|Playoffs5 2 02
 2017-2018 Los Angeles KingsNHL37 4 48 8|Playoffs1 0 11
  Ontario ReignAHL32 11 2435 12|Playoffs4 1 34
 2018-2019 Los Angeles KingsNHL43 6 713 6|        
  Ontario ReignAHL28 8 1826 12|        
 2019-2020 Los Angeles KingsNHL68 6 1016 10|        
 2020-2021 Los Angeles KingsNHL- - -- -|        

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