Khabarovsk “the Cupid” has signed a contract with the Nigerian hockey player of Ukrainian origin Akim Aliu, according to the official website of the far Eastern command.
“The contract with forward Akim Aliu was signed on Friday. The agreement is designed to end the current season”, – stated in the message. It is expected that Aliu will join the “Cupid” on November 8.
26-year-old hockey player is the son of Nigerian and Ukrainian women. To ten years he lived in Kiev. After his family moved to Canada Aliu started to play hockey, and in 2007 he was drafted by the club “Chicago” in the second round under the 56th number.
Later acted in several systems of the NHL. In the strongest League of the world striker debuted in April 2012 (on account of his seven matches and three points). Last season, Aliu has played in the lower American leagues.