Five assigned to Bakersfield

CONDORSTOWN, Calif.– The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, announced today that five players have been assigned to the team from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Oklahoma City. The players assigned are D Graeme CraigRW Mitch HolmbergC Connor JonesLW Kellen Jones, and LW Joshua Winquist. Connor and Kellen are twin brothers and would become the third set of twins to play together in a game in Condorstown in the past four seasons.
Bakersfield now has seven players in training camp under contract with either Edmonton or Oklahoma City.
CRAIGstats, 21 years old, 6’5″, 203 lbs., Red Deer, Alberta
  • Made pro debut with Oklahoma City last season after wrapping up his Western Hockey League (WHL) career
  • Played 330 games over five seasons in the WHL with Swift Current, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert including appearing in the 2013 Memorial Cup with Saskatoon
  • Led the Blades in scoring by a defenseman with 15 points (1g-14a) in 59 games in 2012-13
HOLMBERGstats, 21 years old, 5’10”, 174 lbs., Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • Joined the Condors during the 2014 playoff run and played three games
  • Last season, led the WHL in points (118), goals (62), and power-play goals (22) which included a league-high (tied) 10 game-winning tallies.
  • Just the third WHL player since 2000 to record 60 or more goals in one season
  • Had a remarkable 296 points (147g-149a) in 314 career WHL games, all played with Spokane.
C. JONESstats, 24 years old, 5’9″, 160 lbs, Montrose, British Columbia
  • Twin brother of Kellen
  • Played five games in the AHL with Oklahoma City last season
  • Had 129 points (49g-80a) in 153 games over four seasons at Quinnipiac University including leading the team in scoring with 41 points (13g-28a) in 37 games in 2011-12
  • Helped lead the Bobcats to the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four Championship game where they fell to Yale
K. JONESstats, 24 years old, 5’9″, 165 lbs. Montrose, British Columbia
  • Twin brother of Connor
  • Selected by Edmonton in 7th round (#202 overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played five games in the AHL with Oklahoma City last season with one assist
  • Recorded 127 points (53g-74a) in 158 games at Quinnipiac University
WINQUISTstats, 21 years old, 6’0″, 180 lbs. St. Albert, Alberta
  • Made his pro debut with Oklahoma City, playing one game, last season
  • Had 93 points (47g-46a) in 67 games with Everett (WHL) in 2013-14, finishing 10th in the league in scoring
  • In 301 games over five seasons with the SilverTips, he amassed 101 goals and 115 assists for 216 points
  • Named to the 2013-14 WHL (West) Second-Team
Get your first look at the 2014-15 Condors at the team’s annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The team will scrimmage from 6-7 p.m. and immediately following, everyone in attendance is invited to meet the team, get autographs, and take pictures from 7-8 p.m. in the lower suites. Season ticket holders can pick up tickets and their gift at the event as well as Kids Club Members can pick up badges and gifts. Admission is free with the donation of two canned goods to the Golden Empire Gleaners.
Opening Weekend is just 10 days away on Oct. 17. Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825)
Condors ticket plans to the most affordable family fun in Bakersfield are on sale now ensuring you get to take home the best giveaways and promotions. Fantastic ones have already been announced. Opening weekend features a Jersey Rally Towel Giveaway on Friday, Oct. 17 PLUS you can meet the LA Kings Ice Crew and loveable mascot Bailey on Sat. Oct. 18!

Also on Saturday,The first 1,000 kids 12 & under will receive a LA Kings Oyo mini-figurine of one of the heroes from the Stanley Cup winners – Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez, or Justin Williams.  Click here to download the listing.

Enjoy huge savings on box office pricing, discounted parking, exclusive access to VIP events, early entry for desired giveaways into all Condors games and much much more! Check out our mini-plans as well, with plans to fit every lifestyle starting as low as $9/month! Click here or contact the team’s front office at 324-PUCK (7825).

FRIDAY, Oct. 10 – PRESEASON GAME v. Stockton at Rabobank Arena 7 p.m.