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Knight Assigned to Mallards

February 17, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. - Forward Jared Knight has been assigned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild, the Mallards announced today.

Knight, 24, returns to the Quad Cities after scoring once and picking up an assist in three games over two stints with the Mallards earlier this season. Knight has scored once and added five assists in 32 games with Iowa this year. The 5' 11", 200-pound Battle Creek, Michigan, native was traded by the Boston Bruins to the Minnesota Wild last March. He recorded four goals and six assists to total ten points in 52 AHL games while splitting last season between Iowa and the Providence Bruins.

Knight spent the bulk of his first three professional seasons with Providence after being selected by Boston in the second round of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft with the thirty-second overall choice. He has scored 11 goals and picked up 29 assists for 40 points 155 career AHL games. Knight first saw ECHL action when he played two games for the South Carolina Stingrays in 2012-13.

Before turning pro, Knight enjoyed four successful junior seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Knight led London in goals (36) in 2009-10 and points (70) in 2010-11 before helping the Knights to the 2012 OHL Robertson Cup title. He piled up 102 goals, 107 assists and 209 points in 250 career OHL games.

The Mallards next play at home next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Cincinnati Cyclones. Friday also brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK College Night.

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including Friday's contest- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

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