BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced today that the team has re-signed defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer and his twin brother, forward Greg Burgdoerfer. Completing the trio of additions, the team has agreed to terms with Ferris State University alum Travis Ouellette.
Erik, 24, is fifth all-time among defensemen (10th overall) in games played in Bakersfield with a career total of 202 in three-plus seasons with the Condors. The East Setauket, N.Y. native has been a staple on the Condors blue line in each of the past three seasons, is used consistently in all situations and served as both an alternate and captain during his time with the Condors. He was named the 12th captain in Condors history in January 2013. After back-to-back seasons in which he registered 16 points, Burgdoerfer played in all but one game last season en route to putting up 21 points (4g-17a). The 6’2", 209 lbs. blueliner played four collegiate seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
The forward half of the Burgdoerfer twins, Greg joined the Condors late in 2012-13 after completing a four-year career at RPI. He enjoyed success though in his brief time in Bakersfield, scoring twice in three games. His best night came in Las Vegas on March 29, as he potted two goals, one shorthanded, and registered a +3 rating. As an Engineer, Greg played 90 games over three seasons after transferring from the Air Force Academy. He scored nine times and assisted on nine others for 18 points.
Ouellette, 24, joins the Condors after a four-year career at Ferris State University. He comes off his best season in 2012-13 when he finished second on the team in scoring with 26 points (11g-15a) in 35 games as a senior. In his junior campaign, the Windsor, Ontario native helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game. For his career, the 5’9", 170 lbs. center played 147 games with 37 goals and 45 assists for 82 points. During this summer, Ouellette played for the Adelaide Adrenaline in the Australian Ice Hockey League, scoring 13 goals and assisting on 11 for 24 points in just 12 games.