CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced today that the team has signed RW Chad Butcher, LW Evan Polei, and RW Dave Gust to American Hockey League (AHL) contracts for the 2017-18 season. Click here and bookmark the offseason player tracker to stay current on roster additions and signings.
BUTCHER –  21 years old, 5’10”, 172 lbs., Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Led the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in scoring in each of the past two seasons
  • Finished fourth in the WHL scoring race this season with 103 points (27g-76a) in 68 games
  • Recorded 259 points (82g-177a) in 301 career WHL games
  • Attended 2016 NHL Training Camp with Edmonton as a free agent invite
POLEI21 years old, 6’1″, 230 lbs. Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Made his professional debut with Bakersfield at the end of the 2016-17 season on an Amateur Try-Out deal and had two penalty minutes in one game
  • Led the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) in goals with 33, finished third on the team in scoring with 62 points (33g-29a) in 69 games, and topped the team with 104 penalty minutes
  • Amassed 131 points (72g-59a) in 242 WHL games with 307 penalty minutes, including two goals in four games at the 2016 Memorial Cup for hosts Red Deer

GUST – 23 years old, 5’10”, 176 lbs., Orland Park, Illinois

  • Tied for second on the Ohio State Buckeyes in scoring in 2016-17 with 41 points (18g-23a) in 39 games
  • Named to the 2016-17 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Had 94 points (37g-57a) in 126 career NCAA games
  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection