Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced the signing of C Vyacheslav Trukhno. Additionally, D Joey Ryan has signed a professional try out (PTO) with the Oklahoma City Barons in the American Hockey League. The announcements were made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.
Trukhno, 23, has spent the last three seasons under contract to the Edmonton Oilers, skating with the Springfield Falcons, their AHL affiliate. He compiled 87 points (33g-54a) in those campaigns, ranking in the top six on the team in scoring each season. The Moscow native played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with PEI and Gatineau, prior to turning pro. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Ryan, 23, has been off to a strong start with the Condors, posting six points (2g-4a) in 12 games. This trip to the AHL is not his first, as the Stoneham, Mass., native has played 43 games with the Toronto Marlies over the last two seasons. The Barons, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, are in action against the Texas Stars tonight.
What Marty says:
“If you can get an AHL player of his caliber it would be a welcome addition to any team. It’s great to get a guy with his skill level and mobility and head for the game. As for Joey, we’re very happy for him to get this opportunity. His hard work has paid off and we hope that his stint in the AHL is as long as it can be for him. Hopefully this will open some eyes on our team for guys to see that it’s feasible to go up to the next level.”
Don’t miss your chance to reserve your ECHL All-Star Classic tickets before they go on sale to the public! The Condors All-Star 4-pack gets you tickets to the All-Star game on January 26, as well as the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss game on November 27. You also get to pick two additional games throughout the regular season. Act now to get the best seat locations!
The Condors are back at home tonight against Las Vegas for Trading Card Giveaway, sponsored by Bright House Networks. The first 3,000 fans 5 and older will get trading card set #1. Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.