Atlanta Thrashers Prospect Akim Aliu Wants a New Start With New Team

July 13th, 2010 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »

Prospect Akim Aliu has a reputation that has followed him from Junior hockey to the NHL.

Acquired by the Thrashers as part of a multiplayer deal with Chicago for Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and Ben Eager. Aliu admits his career has taken some unexpected detours.

When he was originally drafted by the Blackhawks he was regarded as a high potential NHL prospect. Since then he has been involved in several high profile incidents that left the Chicago management unsure about his future with the club.

Aliu is looking forward to a fresh start in Atlanta.

“It’s who I am,” Aliu told a reporter at this week's prospect development camp in Duluth, Georgia. “I’m a ...

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