Condors bring in trio of players
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O'Dette announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward David Toews, defenseman Olivier Dame-Malka and forward Nicholas Prockow for the 2012-13 season.
Toews, 22, was a drafted in the third round (66th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders after a tremendous career for the prestigious Minnesota Prep School Shattuck St. Mary's (SSM). After amassing 181 points (78g-103a) in two seasons at SSM, Toews played two years at the University of North Dakota where he recorded nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 55 games. Following his sophomore season at North Dakota, he went on to play one season for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he tallied 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points in 60 games prior to turning pro.
Last season, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native broke into the pro ranks with the Toledo Walleye, playing in 42 games with three goals and 11 assists for 14 points. He earned a call-up to the American Hockey League as well, playing in two games with the Rockford IceHogs. The 5'11", 200 lbs. forward is the younger brother of Jonathan Toews, current captain of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks.
Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Dame-Malka enters his second professional season after splitting time with the Wheeling Nailers and Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) in 2011-12. In 36 games with the Nailers, he recorded seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points. While with Hamilton, the 22-year old played 21 games with three points (1g-2a).
Prior to his professional career, the 5'11", 185 lbs. blueliner played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for three teams which culminated in a tremendous final campaign with the Lewiston MAINEiacs. In 64 games with Lewiston in 2010-11, Dame-Malka potted 16 goals with 39 assists for 55 points and a +16 rating. He continued his torrid pace into the playoffs, averaging over a point per game, 19 points (9g-10a) in 15 post-season contests.
Prockow spent the last four seasons at Colgate University, where he played 152 games, only missing two his entire career. He scored 19 goals and added 27 assists for 46 points. The 6'2", 207 lbs. native of Montreal, Quebec had a college-high of 17 points (8g-9a) in his sophomore campaign for the Raiders. The 23-year old becomes the fourth rookie on the Condors training camp roster.