Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced the signing of center Vyacheslav Trukhno. Additionally, defenseman Joey Ryan has signed a professional try out (PTO) with the Oklahoma City Barons in the American Hockey League. The announcements were made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.
Trukhno, 23, has spent the last three seasons under contract to the Edmonton Oilers, skating with the Springfield Falcons, their AHL affiliate. He compiled 87 points (33g-54a) in those campaigns, ranking in the top six on the team in scoring each season. The Moscow native played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with PEI and Gatineau, prior to turning pro. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Ryan, 23, has been off to a strong start with the Condors, posting six points (2g-4a) in 12 games. This trip to the AHL is not his first, as the Stoneham, Mass., native has played 43 games with the Toronto Marlies over the last two seasons. Oklahoma City, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, is in action against the Texas Stars tonight.