The Kings on Saturday assigned 20-year-old goaltender Patrik Bartosak to their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H. Bartosak was 33-26-5 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage plus eight shutouts in 65 games with Red Deer (Alberta) of the junior-level Western Hockey League. Bartosak was tied for fourth in the WHL in wins and tied for first in shutouts.
Bartosak turns 21 on March 29. He was the Kings’ fifth-round pick (146th overall) in last year’s draft. The Kings signed him to a three-year entry-level contract March 5. He was named the top goalie in all of Canadian junior hockey and was picked the WHL’s first-team all-star team.