Flames sign Akim Aliu

Wednesday, 04.07.2012 / 4:56 PM / News
calgaryflames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Akim Aliu.

"Akim made tremendous strides in getting his career development path back on track this past season in Abbotsford and he was rewarded for his hard work by receiving an end-of-season recall to Calgary," said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. "In his two games with our Club he showed that he is a very good skater, is willing to play a strong physical game and can also score goals at the NHL level. We really like the tools Akim possesses and the passion he brings to his game. We are confident that, given Akim’s talent and ability, along with his solid work ethic, if he also continues to believe in his coaches and our organizational commitment to him, he will soon realize his dream of becoming a full-time player in the NHL."

Aliu played in his first two NHL games this season, recording two goals and an assist. Born in Okene, Nigeria, Aliu recorded 10 goals and four assists for 14 points and 59 penalty minutes in 42 games with Abbotsford.

Contract terms: One-year two way contract with an AAV of $695,000 / $105,000.

AKIM ALIU – RIGHT WING

BORN: Okene, Nigeria DATE: April 24, 1989

HEIGHT: 6’3’’ WEIGHT: 205 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with WPG in exchange for John Negrin on January 30, 2012.

DRAFTED: CHI – 2nd round (56th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft

  Regular Season Playoffs
 Season
 Team
 League
GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM
 2004-05
 Milton Icehawks
 OPJHL
2 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
 2005-06
 Windsor Spitfires
 OHL
18 3 4 7 25 -2 -- -- -- -- --
 2005-06
 Sudbury Wolves
 OHL
29 7 6 13 54 -2 6 0 1 1 7
 2006-07
 Sudbury Wolves
 OHL
53 20 22 42 104 0 21 1 5 6 50
 2007-08
 London Knights
 OHL
60 28 33 61 133 10 5 2 1 3 15
 2007-08
 Rockford IceHogs
 AHL
2 0 0 0 2 -2 -- -- -- -- --
 2008-09
 London Knights
 OHL
16 8 10 18 30 -1 -- -- -- -- --
 2008-09
 Sudbury Wolves
 OHL
29 10 16 26 61 -9 6 2 1 3 14
 2008-09
 Rockford IceHogs
 AHL
5 2 0 2 14 -1 1 1 0 1 0
 2009-10
 Rockford IceHogs
 AHL
48 11 6 17 69 -2 -- -- -- -- --
 2009-10
 Toledo Walleye
 ECHL
13 5 9 14 18 -12 2 1 1 2 16
 2010-11
 Chicago Wolves
 AHL
43 4 5 9 53 -4 -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 Gwinnett Gladiators
 ECHL
16 12 8 20 22 -8 -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 Peoria Rivermen
 AHL
16 5 4 9 20 3 2 1 0 1 6
 2011-12
 Colorado Eagles*
 ECHL
10 2 4 6 28 -1 -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 St. John's IceCaps*
 AHL
Statistics Unavailable -- -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 Abbotsford Heat
 AHL
42 10 4 14 59 -13 5 0 1 1 28
 2011-12
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
2 2 1 3 12 3 - - - - -
 TOTALS
 NHL
2 2 1 3 12 3 - - - - -