Condors acquire Garlock, Lyon returns from AHL

Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced that the team has acquired veteran center Ryan Garlock from the Greenville Road Warriors in exchange for future considerations. In a separate transaction, the Condors have received forward Brett Lyon, who was released from his Professional Try-Out (PTO) with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.

Garlock was selected in the second round (45th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. This is his eighth season in pro hockey, with 392 games played at the AHL and ECHL level. He has notched 79 points (22g-57a) in 321 career AHL games with six different clubs. Garlock has played parts of two seasons in the ECHL, both with Johnstown, and had tremendous success recording 82 points (37g-45a) in 71 games. He spent last season in Norway where he scored 15 points (4g-11a) in 21 games.

Lyon was signed by Condors this summer and attended training camp with Abbotsford and signed a PTO. He played one game with the Heat, picking up 11 penalty minutes. Lyon played in 48 games with the Condors last season, posting 10 points (5g-5a), after being acquired from Orlando on Dec. 9. He led the team and all ECHL rookies in penalty minutes with 218 in 2012-13, and had the second most penalty minutes in the Condors’ ECHL era.