EDMONTON, AB - The Bakersfield Condors have signed defenceman Jake Kulevich and forward Jakob Stukel to one-year AHL contracts, along with defenceman Vincent Desharnais putting pen to paper on a two-year deal.
Kulevich, 26, is coming off his second full AHL season, where he recorded eight points (2G, 6A) with 25 penalty minutes and a +11 plus/minus rating in 28 games for Bakersfield. The 6-foot-3 blueliner added five assists in 44 games for the Manitoba Moose after adding 15 goals and 45 assists in four years at Colgate University prior to joining the Condors, serving as captain in his final year of NCAA eligibility.
Stukel, a sixth-round pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 2016, joined the Condors on an AHL tryout in March and notched three goals and three assists in 10 games. The 22-year-old from Surrey, B.C. earned his initial opportunity in Bakersfield after showing well at the ECHL level with the Wichita Thunder, registering 42 points (19G, 23A) in 57 games.
Desharnais' two-year AHL contract arrives ahead of his first full professional season after the 23-year-old completed his final year with Providence College, recording five goals and eight assists in 42 games. The towering blueliner, standing at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, was a seventh-round pick of the Oilers at the 2016 NHL Draft.