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Akim Aliu

Akim Aliu  #29

Right Wing
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1989
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Okene, Nigeria
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: CHI / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (56th overall)

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS:
played 40 games with the Abbotsford Heat scoring four goals and six assists for 10 points and 106 PIMS ... recalled from Abbotsford on Feb.21 ... played his first game of the season for the Flames on Feb.23 ... played two games with the Flames before being reassigned to Abbotsford on Mar.1 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Apr.13 ...  reassigned to Abbotsford on Apr.14 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Apr. 21

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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie