The very first Bakersfield-born hockey player signs with the Condors

BAKERSFIELD, CA (KGETComment) – The very first Bakersfield-born and raised hockey player has signed with the Bakersfield Condors.

The Bakersfield Condors have been around for 24 years and for the first time they signed a local player to the team, according to Condors director of media relations Ryan Holt. That local player is 22-year-old Brayden Watts.

Watts has been playing under the Condors system since 2020 when he signed with ECHL’s Witchita Thunder and he will now be able to play in the AHL with his hometown team.

The Bakersfield native right-winger is 5-foot-11 and weighs 172 pounds.

With the Witchita Thunder 2021-22 season, Watts has played 35 games, scored seven goals and provided 26 assists. Watts also played in the WHL from 2015 to 2020. He played for the Moose Jaw Warriors, Vancouver Warriors, and Prince Albert Raiders.

You can catch Watts play at Mechanics Bank Arena tonight as the Condors take on the Tucson Roadrunners. The game starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Catherine J. Martinez