BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced they have signed G Jim Watt. He will be in the lineup this weekend when the Condors host the Idaho Steelheads on Friday and Saturday.
Watt, 24, will get his first opportunity at the professional level following a four-year career at the University of Windsor in the Canadian College ranks. He appeared for Team Canada in the World University Games last month. The Edmonton Native compiled a 37-59-0 record with 7 shutouts while with Windsor, with his best season coming in 2008-09. That year, Watt went 13-15-0 and posted 4 shutouts in his 28 games. He also posted a 2.64 GAA to go along with a .923 save percentage. That season, he was named the OUA (Ontario University Athletics) Top Goaltender, and was also a 1st Team All-Star.
Prior to his college years, Watt played five years in the Western Hockey League, mainly for the Spokane Chiefs. He played in 166 games in the WHL, with his best season coming in 2003-04. That season, Watt recorded a 2.65 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
What Marty says:
“We are happy to have a real good goaltender here to back up (Brian) Stewart as we make a run to the playoffs. We are confident he will make a big difference for our club.”
The Condors continue their home stand on Friday and Saturday, both against the Idaho Steelheads. Friday is Street Hockey Stick and Puck Giveaway night, sponsored by Hot 94.1 and Three Way Automotive Group. Saturday is St. Patty’s Day Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction Night, sponsored by McDonald’s, and Charlie Sheen Night as well, providing a whole slew of ticket and other specials.
Visit http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/category/schedule/ for more information and the Condors promotional schedule.
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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 $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.