BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with returning defenseman Kyle Haines and the 2012-13 Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year, right wing Mike Hellyer, for the 2013-14 season.
Haines, 25, played 38 games with Bakersfield last season after being acquired in a trade on Dec. 31, 2012 with the Greenville Road Warriors. After posting eight points (4g-4a) in 18 games with Greenville, the Weyburn, Saskatchewan native scored six goals and added six assists for 12 points with the Condors.
He began his professional career in 2011-12, playing two games in the American Hockey League for the Lake Erie Monsters after completing a four-year collegiate career at Lake Superior State University. With the Lakers, Haines potted 13 goals and assisted on 29 for 42 points in 134 games.
Hellyer, 27, splashed onto the scene last season with the CHL’s Quad City Mallards en route to winning the league’s Rookie of the Year award. From Brandon, Manitoba, Hellyer registered 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points in 63 games, pacing all rookies in points and assists. The 5’9", 185 lbs. right-winger played five seasons for the University of Manitoba and four seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League prior to turning pro in 2011-12.