WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, announced today that the team has signed veteran RW Akim Aliu. Aliu will wear #29 and is expected in the lineup tonight when the Condors play in Utah at 6 p.m. (Fox Sports 970 | FoxSports970AM.com | iHeartRadio | ECHL.TV)
ALIU (ah-LOO) – stats // Born: Okene, Nigeria // 25 years old // 6’4″, 225 lbs.
Played seven games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Calgary Flamesincluding three points (2g-1a) in his first two games with the Flames
Has spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League with 44 goals and 27 assists for 71 points in 231 games along with 404 penalty minutes
Started the 2014-15 season with the Rochester Americans (AHL) and notched three goals with one assist, four points in 10 games
Point-per-game player in the ECHL with 40 points (19g-21a) in 39 games for Colorado, Toledo, and Gwinnett
Drafted in the 2nd round (#56 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks
Born in Nigeria, but spent his early childhood in Ukraine before moving to the Toronto area at the age of 10
NEXT HOME GAMES
The Condors play the first of two crucial games against the Grizzlies in Utah tonight at 6:05 p.m. Game two is Saturday night
Tuesday, Jan. 27 vs. Ontario Reign (7 p.m.)
Canned Food Collection Night – donate two (2) non-perishable food items and get into the game for just $1 (sponsored by My45 and Sun Solar)
Food will be donated to Greenfield Family Resource Center
Friday, Jan. 30 vs. Utah Grizzlies (7 p.m.)
Cap Giveaway – the first 2,000 fans 5 and older get their choice of a Condors cap: traditional or a flat-bill (Eyewitness News, 106.1 KRAB Radio and Three-Way Chevrolet-Cadillac)
Save over 20% and choose ANY three games to attend the REMAINDER of the regular season. Cap Giveaway (Jan. 30), Undie Sunday (Feb. 15) and the always popular Youth Jersey Giveaway (Feb. 21) are all available with the Hat Trick 3-Pack. Packages start as low as $30, so get yours today by calling 324-PUCK (7825) or click here.