Bridgeport returns Langkow to Aces

Alaska Aces forward Chris Langkow has rejoined the team after spending the start to this season in the American Hockey League, Aces Head Coach Rob Murray announced on Thursday.

 

Langkow, 22, returns to Alaska after spending this entire season in the AHL – however most of it recovering from injury. Langkow began the season in training camp with the Peoria Rivermen. He was then loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers just before the start of the season, and was off to a great start. The 6’1", 190 lbs. Vegreville, Alberta native had five points (1g-4a) in seven games, before suffering an injury. He has remained sidelined since Oct. 22. 

 

Last season, Langkow burst onto the scene of pro hockey with the Aces. He finished sixth in team scoring with 36 points (15g-21a) in 56 games. He was also instrumental in Alaska’s playoff run, leading the team and finishing second in the ECHL with eight post-season goals. He added three assists for 11 points in 13 games. Langkow was recognized for his tremendous first season, serving as the lone All-Star selection among Aces players and tallying two goals in the ECHL All-Star Team’s win over Bakersfield. After his All-Star selection, Langkow was named the Reebok ECHL Rookie of the Month in February. That month, Langkow had 16 points (6g-10a) and was a +9 in 13 games.


Prior to turning pro, Langkow scored 154 points (53g-101a) in 263 Western Hockey League games with Spokane, Saskatoon, and Everett. Chris is the younger cousin of current Phoenix Coyotes forward Daymond Langkow, who is a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games.