BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — If there is a so-called "mayor" of Condorstown, the office would have to be occupied by forward Josh Currie. The 26-year-old began his Condors career with the ECHL team back in 2014. After a brief stint with the Norfolk Admirals, he returned to Bakersfield in 2015 and hasn't looked back.
Between bobble head nights, custom-made fan jerseys and "Future Mrs. Josh Currie" signs, the fans love him. He also has the stats to back up the love. Currie leads the AHL-era Condors in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and power play goals. In the history of their franchise, dating back to the 1990's, Currie is 4th all-time in games played.
Around #Condorstown @joshcurrie19 is pretty much the mayor. He holds almost every single AHL-era record for the team and is beloved by fans.#Oilers GM Ken Holland thinks what he's done here is extremely impressive. @Condors #Edmonton pic.twitter.com/cW58N3KCoE— Matt Lively 23ABC (@mattblively) October 28, 2019
Ken Holland, the Edmonton Oilers GM, oversees the entire organization and sees Currie's value and commitment to the club.
"You've gotta have talent to play a long time," he said. "And then its about passion, determination, ability to compete on an every night basis for the organization to want to resign you. Obviously I'm getting to know some of these players, but I know he's a really important player down here and that means he's a really important player to the organization."