Kyle Calder joins the Condors

Kyle Calder joins the Condors
Veteran of nearly 600 NHL games will skate tonight

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 F Kyle Calder. The announcement was made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.

Calder, 31, returns to the team he helped guide to the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs last season, where he led the Condors with calder10 points (5g-5a) in 10 postseason matches. Calder also played five games with the Condors in the regular season, posting six points (3g-3a) while on assignment from the Anaheim Ducks.

The Mannville, Alberta native has appeared in 590 National Hockey League games with Anaheim, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia and Chicago, who made him their fifth round selection in 1997 after a junior career in the Western Hockey League. Calder has 294 points (114g-180a) to his NHL credit. He has also tallied 57 points in 77 career AHL games, and represented his homeland four times in international play, with three World Championships and one World Junior Championship.

The Condors are currently in Cincinnati wrapping up a four-game road trip against the Cyclones. Game time is 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) and can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM.

What Marty says:

“Kyle gives us not only a lot of experience, but a boost to our team offensively and defensively. He’s a guy who communicates well with the young guys and he will make a big impact on our hockey team. We’re very excited to have him with us.”

Get Tickets

Tickets to the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, slated for January 26 in Bakersfield, are on sale now. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, and fundraising options are available as well, allowing organizations to make up to $10 for every ticket sold for their non-profit. Contact the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.

The Condors are back at home for a two-game set Dec. 10 and 11. Friday’s game is Make Over Giveaway Night, including a grand prize package worth over $5,000, and consolation prizes as well, sponsored by Bright House Networks and Spa Euphora. On Saturday, Dec. 11 the Condors will wear special All-Star Classic jerseys for a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle & Auction to benefit the Petroleum Shrine Club, sponsored by ABC23, 96.5 Max FM and American Business Machines.

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 Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to for more information.