ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, back-to-back Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, announced the return of defenseman Adrian Van de Mosselaer and right wing Brady Calla.
Van de Mosselaer, enters his third professional season, all of which he has spent with Ontario. The blueliner’s season was cut short to just 16 regular season games in 2012-13 due to an injury, but Van de Mosselaer returned to appear in 10 postseason games with the Reign as they entered the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
The Kelowna, British Columbia native tacked on six points (1g, 5a) in 2012-13 to the 10 points (1g, 9a) he earned with the Reign in his rookie campaign in 2011-12. Van de Mosselaer’s first postseason points came in 2013 against the Utah Grizzlies (2a) in Round 1 and the Idaho Steelheads (1g) in Round 2.
Before turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound skater spent four years playing at the major junior level with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. He recorded a total of 55 points (15g, 40a) and amassed 325 penalty minutes – 137 in his final year alone to take the team lead.
Calla, 25, also returns to the Reign for his third season. Last year the team’s alternate captain earned a career-high 25 points (12g, 13a) in 57 regular season contests and recorded five points (1g, 4a) in 10 postseason games.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound right wing brings six years of professional hockey experience to the Reign as he has played in the AHL and ECHL since 2007-08 when he made his professional debut with the Rochester Americans (AHL). As a junior, Calla played over a span of five seasons earning a total of 173 points (62g, 111a) in 321 WHL games with the Everett Silvertips (2003-07), Moose Jaw Warriors (2006-08), Kamloops Blazers (2007-09), and Spokane Chiefs (2008-09).
Professionally, Calla has racked up 89 points (32g, 57a) in 212 AHL and ECHL appearances. Also a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, Calla has dressed for the Rochester Americans (2007-11), Florida Everblades (2009-10), Cincinnati Cyclones (2010-11), and Ontario Reign (2011-present).