Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today that they have re-signed last season’s leading scorer, RW Stephane Goulet. The Condors have also acquired C Jean-Philipp Chabot from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for the rights to F Dan Kissel. The announcements were made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.
Goulet, 24, returns for a repeat season in Condorstown. He led all Condors in scoring with 69 points in 68 games. He also led the team in goals with 29, power play goals with 10, and finished tied for the team lead, with long-time Condor Andrew Ianiero, in assists with 40. Goulet began his professional career with the Stockton Thunder in 2006-07, and has played in 217 professional games, including 161 in the ECHL. Goulet has skated in 56 games in the AHL, all with the Springfield Falcons, scoring 10 goals and adding 8 assists.
Chabot, 22, enters his second ECHL season after posting 25 points (8g, 17a) in 58 games with the Charlotte Checkers during his rookie campaign. Chabot signed with the Gwinnett Gladiators for the start of ECHL training camp this year. Previously to turning pro, he played 269 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scoring 108 goals and adding 102 helpers for 210 total points, including scoring over 30 goals in his final two seasons. He won a QMJHL Championship in 2007-08 with the Gatineau Olympiques, and earned the Guy Carbonneau Trophy for best defensive forward with the same team the following season.
The Condors acquired Chabot in exchange for Dan Kissel, who appeared in 11 games with the Condors last season (7g, 1a) after a four-year career with the University of Notre Dame (NCAA).
What Marty says:
“It’s always good to be able to get your top scorer back from the previous season. We’re glad Stephane’s back and we’re looking forward to much of the same out of him as last season.Our mentality this season is to play aggressive and Chabot fits the mold. He’s a hard playing, third line center with good skills and he will be a welcome addition.”
The Condors have also released F Braden Walls and D Kevin Igier from their tryout contracts.