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Mallards Sign Rookie Goaltender Milliron

July 11, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. - The Quad City Mallards have signed goaltender Tanner Milliron, the Mallards announced today.

Milliron, 24, was named to the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team for the second year in a row after going 14-7-5 with a 1.83 goals against average and a .928 save percentage in 26 games as a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls last season. The 6' 4", 196-pound New Richmond, Wisconsin, native finished third in Division III in shutouts (four) and minutes played (1609:19).

In four seasons as a Falcon, Milliron went 38-16-29 in 65 games while posting a 1.99 goals against average, a .927 save percentage and eight shutouts. Milliron backstopped River Falls to the 2015 WIAC tournament title after winning the regular season conference crown in 2013-14.

Milliron spent three seasons in the junior ranks before beginning his college career. He suited up for the North American Hockey League's Springfield Jr. Blues and Austin Bruins, the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League's Kerry Island Islanders and the Superior International Junior Hockey League's Wisconsin Wilderness.

The Mallards will open their twentieth season in the Quad Cities on Friday, October 14 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Komets at the iWireless Center. Mallards 2016-17 season tickets are now available. Season ticket holders enjoy significant savings of the walk-up ticket price and receive a host of exclusive benefits. For more season ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or info@myqcmallards.com.

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