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BLOG: Esposito, Iacobellis sign AHL deals

Luke Esposito notched 24 points in 63 games with Bakersfield last season, while Steven Iacobellis led the ECHL's Wichita Thunder in scoring with 23 goals and 65 points in 58 games

by Jamie Umbach /

EDMONTON, AB - The Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday announced the signings of forwards Luke Esposito and Steven Iacobellis to AHL contracts for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Tweet from @Condors: The Condors have signed Luke Esposito and Steven Iacobellis to AHL contracts for 2019-20. #CondorstownSigning details ��������

Esposito, 25, completed his first season in Bakersfield this past campaign with seven goals and 17 assists in 61 games, including 18 points (5G, 13A) in his final 33 games, before registering a further one goal and two assists in eight postseason appearances for the Condors.

The centre from Greenwich, Connecticut signed his first pro contract in the AHL in 2017 with the Grand Rapids Griffins after four seasons and two ECAC championships in the NCAA with Harvard University.

Iacobellis, a product of Port Coquitlam, BC, signs with the Condors having led the Oilers ECHL affiliate Wichita Thunder in scoring in 2018-19, scoring 23 times and adding 42 helpers in 65 contests. The forward was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team, finishing third in league scoring among all rookies.

The 25-year-old joined the Thunder after registering 20 points in four-straight seasons in the NCAA with the UMass-Amherst Minutemen from 2013-17, and made his AHL debut at the conclusion of Wichita's season in one game for the San Antonio Rampage.


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