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Akim Aliu
Akim Aliu
Right Wing
(ah-lee-OO, a-KEEM)
Number: 78
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 24, 1989
Birthplace: Okene, Nigeria
Drafted: CHI / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (56th overall)

Posted two goals and 14 penalty minutes in five regular-season games with Rockford (AHL) after being assigned by the Blackhawks on April 3 … Netted both of his goals and six shots on April 11 at Chicago … Netted one goal and seven shots in one Calder Cup Playoff contest … Finished his fourth campaign in the OHL, notching 44 points (18G, 26A) in 45 regular-season games with the London Knights and Sudbury Wolves. … Ranked second with two goals and tied for fourth with three points in six postseason games with the Wolves … Posted multiple points 12 times during the regular season, which includes netting a season-high three points (2G, A) on Feb. 17 against Sault St. Marie … Tallied a season-best two goals six times … Registered a pair of season-high six-game point streaks … Tallied points in six consecutive tilts from Nov. 11 to Dec. 12 (2G, 7A) and from Jan 22 to 31 (4G, 3A).

Made his professional debut, posting two penalty minutes in two contests with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs after singing an Amateur Tryout Contract on April 4 … Ranked third on the OHL’s London Knights with a career-high 61 points (28 goals, 33 assists) and paced the squad with 133 penalty minutes in 60 regular-season outings … Accrued 19 multiple-point outings, which included three with three and a season-best four (two goals, two assists) on Dec. 14 … Notched at least two points in five of six matchups from Dec. 1 to 14, collecting six markers and six helpers during that span … Tallied points in a season-high straight contests from Dec. 28 to Jan. 11 (two goals, seven assists) … Notched 15 penalty minutes and three points (two goals, one assist) in five postseason outings.

Shared fifth on the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves with 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 53 regular-season contests … Held sixth on the club with 104 penalty minutes … Registered multiple points 10 times, which includes netting a season-best three points on three occasions … Helped the Wolves reach the OHL Finals with six points (one goal, five assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 21 playoff contests.

Made his OHL debut, splitting the season between Sudbury and the Windsor Spitfires … Collected seven points (three goals and four assists) and 25 penalty minutes to start the campaign with Windsor … Accrued 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and 54 penalty minutes in 29 regular-season contests with Sudbury … Appeared in six postseason games with the Wolves, tallying one helper and seven penalty minutes.

Notched two assists in two games with the OPJHL’s Milton Icehawks.