Griffith sets Bakersfield franchise points record
With a four-point night on Saturday, Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith now holds the all-time American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors franchise record for points. Griffith had two goals and two assists in Bakersfield’s 7-3 victory over the Calgary Wranglers.
Griffith has 193 points in 203 career games with the Condors, after adding a goal during a game on Sunday.
Going into the game on Saturday, Griffith, who turned 31 earlier this month, was tied for the franchise record with 188 points.
After the game, Griffith took a lap around the ice to salute the Bakersfield fans.
“Obviously they’re a big part of it. I love playing here, my wife loves (being here) just as much as me. Our daughter was born here, so Bakersfield has a special place in my heart. I can’t say enough good things about it,” said Griffith to local media.
Condors coach Colin Chaulk was also asked about Griffith’s impact on the team. Speaking to the media, Chaulk said: “A pretty special moment. It was nice for him to go and have a little curtain call and salute to the fans. He’s someone that generates offence, he’s someone that has a calming effect on our group and he’s the feel-good guy. He makes guys laugh, makes them feel good on and off the ice. He’s definitely a special part of our team.”
Griffith has now played in 579 AHL games, putting up 182 goals, 352 assists for 534 points. He has played for Providence, Toronto, Rochester, Manitoba and Bakersfield.
In the NHL, Griffith has played 80 games for Boston, Toronto, Florida, Buffalo and Edmonton