The Ducks have renewed their affiliation with the Bakersfield Condors for the 2009-10 season. The announcement was made by Ducks Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab and Condors President Matthew Riley. The term of the affiliation agreement is one year.
"We are very excited to extend our affiliation agreement with the Condors for the 2009-10 season," said McNab. "The close proximately of Bakersfield and the Condors' on-ice success make the organization an ideal affiliate for the Ducks and California hockey fans."
The two clubs joined up last season for the first NHL affiliation in Condors history. The affiliation brought Ducks prospects such as right wing Chad Painchaud, defenseman Andrew Thomas and center Matt Caruana to Bakersfield. Over the course of the season, eight different Condors (six members of the Ducks system) spent time in the AHL, a team record.
"We're pleased to continue our relationship with the Ducks and have Ducks prospects here in Condorstown," said Riley. "They are one of the premier organizations in the NHL. Due to our fan base, facilities, community involvement and media exposure, we feel we provide a lot to the Ducks, over and above just developing their prospects as hockey players."
The Condors open the 2009-10 season on Oct. 16, when they host the Ontario Reign. Season Ticket and mini-plans, starting at just $42, are on sale now. Visit www.bakersfieldcondors.com for remaining seat availability.