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Pair of goaltenders assigned to Bakersfield


BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate the Edmonton Oilers, announced that goaltenders Frans Tuohimaa and Ty Rimmer have been assigned to the team.

Tuohimaa, 23, was a seventh-round selection (182nd overall) of the Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. This will be his first season in North America after playing the last three seasons in the Finnish Elite League with Jokerit and HPK. He appeared in one game at the end of last season with Oklahoma City of the AHL where he made 38 saves on 40 shots in a 3-2 Barons victory over Iowa on April 19.

Rimmer, 22, enters his second professional season after playing the majority of 2013-14 with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League where he was named to the CHL’s All-Rookie Team. With the Mallards, he went 18-14-5 with a 2.84 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. Rimmer earned an AHL call-up in December of last season with Oklahoma City and went 1-0-1 with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. He played three-plus seasons in the Western Hockey League with a record of 74-65-14 with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. In 2011-12, he was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team and had the league’s best save percentage (.922) and goals-against average (2.43) while with Tri-City.