Condors bring back Verreault, add McKenzie, Narbonne


BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced that the team has added right wings Francis Verreault and Jim McKenzie, and defenseman Jonathan Narbonne, to the training camp roster for the 2014-15 season.

Verreault had seven points (3g-4a) in 13 games with Orlando in 2013-14 before finishing the season in Norway with Tonsberg. The 27-year-old returns to the Condors, where he was an ECHL All-Star in 2013, with 26 points (9g-17a) in 28 games with Bakersfield after being acquired in a trade with Greenville on Dec. 31, 2012.

McKenzie split last season with Quad City of the Central Hockey League, where he had 24 points (11g-13a) in 28 games, and Iowa of the American Hockey League, where he recorded eight points (3g-5a) in 26 games. A veteran entering his eighth professional season, McKenzie has played 359 professional games. The St. Paul, Minn. native captured a NCAA Froze Four championship in 2007 with Michigan State.

Narbonne played 58 games during his rookie season last year with Gwinnett where he registered 17 points (2g- 15a). He had 104 points (23g-81a) in 229 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with four teams including 27 games under Condors’ head coach J.F. Houle in 2011-12 for Blainville-Boisbriand. Narbonne led all Moncton defensemen in 2012-13 with 40 points (9g-31a) in 57 games and won the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the QMJHL’s Best Defensive Defenseman that season. He captured the Memorial Cup title with Shawinigan in 2011-12.