Utah’s Own Hockey Prodigy On The Move Through AHL On Hopeful Path To NHL

Mar 11, 2020, 12:43 PM
Daniel Brickley #78 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck during the third period of a game...
Daniel Brickley #78 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck during the third period of a game against the Minnesota Wild at Staples Center on April 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Monday was the trade deadline for the American Hockey League (AHL) and Utah’s own Daniel Brickley is on the move.

The Winnipeg Jets made an interesting move to bolster the blueline for their affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, after they lost a defenseman to suspension.

While it can’t be classified as a trade, it really amounts to one.

The Jets reassigned forward Michael Spacek from the Moose to the AHL’s Ontario Reign, while in turn, the Los Angeles Kings reassigned Brickley from the Reign to the Moose.

Even though both players switched AHL teams, their NHL rights still belong to the original club.

Brickley, 24, has appeared in just 11 games with the Reign this season, where he has two assists and a plus-eight rating.

Early in the season, Brickley suffered what was originally termed a “lower-body injury” that seemed to linger for most of the season keeping him out of the lineup. With all of the injuries, trades and rebuilding moves the Kings made this season, this injury could have been a real set back to his career.

Brickley also suited up for five games for the Kings the previous two seasons, and he played with current Moose forward C.J. Suess for three seasons at Minnesota State University Mankato.

The Moose play this Friday and Saturday in Milwaukee, Sunday in Chicago and Brickley plans on being in the lineup.

Brickley went to Skyline High School and is from Sandy, Utah.

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