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Akim Aliu | Winger

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
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Akim Aliu has been called up by Calgary.
He's expected to play Saturday night with Alex Tanguay out with a knee injury. Aliu has no points and 10 penalty minutes in two appearances with the Flames this season. Sat, Apr 13, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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Akim Aliu has been sent down to the minors.

Aliu returned from a knee injury on Thursday. He logged just 4:34 minutes in Calgary's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Akim Aliu returned from a knee injury on Thursday.

Aliu missed two games due to the ailment. He had a hit and logged 4:34 minutes on Thursday.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Akim Aliu sat out Tuesday's game against Minnesota with a knee injury.

Aliu played only one game for the Flames, also against the Wild, and managed to pick up a ten minute misconduct for is only stats of the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 03:16:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have summoned Akim Aliu from the minors.

Aliu has five points and 80 penalty minutes in 27 AHL games this season. As you might have guessed, Aliu will add some grit and nastiness to the Flames, which coach Bob Hartley wants to see more of from his team.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 09:32:00 AM

The Calgary Flames are looking to add some truculence to their lineup and may not need to look further than their farm system with Akim Aliu and Lance Bouma.

GM Jay Feaster added some scoring to the lineup with the signings of Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka along with Sven Baertschi, but still wants to add some grit to the lineup and with the NHL in lockout mode there can be no trades so Feaster will look to Aliu and Bouma when the NHL season finally begins. "If we were in camp right now in Calgary, those are two guys we would be looking at to see if they could be the guy we were looking for," Feaster said. "Overall, we had a good off-season. We like what we were able to do on the free-agent market and we like the way our team looks. We’re excited about the coaching staff, but that’s the one area we clearly didn’t get addressed that we wanted to."
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 07:50:00 AM

Akim Aliu will be hoping to crack Calgary's lineup at training camp and provide some grit to a team that appears to be lacking in that category.

"You know what? Obviously, I take a lot of pride in being able to come in and be that grit guy, get under the other team's skin," he said. "But what pisses off teams most is if you can do that and also put up numbers on the scoreboard. If you combine those two things, I can be effective for the Flames. Hopefully I get an opportunity. That's all I'm asking for." Aliu had three points and 12 penalty minutes in two games with the Flames last season, so he gave the team a sneak peak at what he can bring to the table.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 01:34:00 PM

Akim Aliu has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Calgary.

He will earn $695,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the minors. Aliu notched two goals and one assist in two games with the Flames after spending most the year in the minors with Abbotsford of the AHL and the ECHL's Colorado Eagles.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 06:13:00 PM

Akim Aliu has been reassigned to the minors by Calgary.

The 22-year-old forward appeared in the first two games of his NHL career this past week and it was a successful showing. He generated one assist in his debut Thursday versus Vancouver and two goals in Saturday's regular-season finale against Anaheim. The scrappy winger also racked up 12 penalty minutes and six hits.
Sun, Apr 8, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Akim Aliu scored the first two goals of his NHL career to lead the Calgary Flames to 5-2 win over Anaheim Saturday.

It was a big fantasy game for Aliu who also picked up a 10 minute misconduct late in the game. Jay Bouwmeester had a goal and an assist with Lee Stempniak and Anton Babchuk also finding the back of the net.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 06:32:00 PM

Akim Aliu drew an assist in his NHL debut on Thursday.

Aliu was a second round pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007 and was then dealt to Atlanta after the Blackhawks won the Cup. The Flames got Aliu at the end of January from the Jets. He played with Michael Cammalleri and Matthew Stajan on Thursday, assisted on Cammalleri's goal and led the Flames with four hits. He is a feisty player and is not afraid to throw his weight around. Keep an eye on him next season if he makes the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 06:41:00 AM

Akim Aliu was recalled from the minors Wednesday and he is set to make his NHL debut Thursday when the Flames host Vancouver.

He was originally chosen in the second round, 56th overall, by Chicago in 2007 and has toiled in the minor leagues with ECHL and AHL franchises for the past three seasons. Aliu is slated to the start the contest alongside Mike Cammalleri and Matt Stajan.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 05:13:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired Akim Aliu from Winnipeg in exchange for John Negrin.

Aliu has five points and 12 penalty minutes in 13 AHL games and six points and 28 penalty minutes in 10 ECHL contests this season. Aliu was taken in the second round of the 2007 NHL entry draft, but has yet to play in a NHL game.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Akim Aliu has been acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers.

He spent part of the 2009-10 campaign with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford, but managed only 17 points in 48 games. Aliu was later assigned to the ECHL's Toledo Walleye where he generated 14 points in 13 contests.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 03:29:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have sent Akim Aliu to Toledo of the ECHL.

Aliu was playing with Rockford of the AHL before the demotion. He had only 11 goals and 17 points in 48 games this season in the AHL. While he is still a highly regarded prospect, the demotion is not exactly a step in the right direction.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 06:59:00 AM

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