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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)
CAREER:

2008-09:
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).

2007-08:
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.

2006-07:
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.

2005-06:
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.

2004-05:
Notched two assists in two games with the OPJHL’s Milton Icehawks.