By: Mallards Communications Staff
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards

Defenseman Dylan Labbe have been reassigned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Mallards announced today.

Labbe, 22, returns to the Mallards for the third time this season after being recalled by Iowa on March 7. The 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound St. Benjamin, Quebec, native has collected a pair of assists in 16 AHL games this season and has scored three goals and added three assists in 15 ECHL outings.

Labbe scored four goals and notched two assists in 54 games with Iowa as a rookie last year. Labbe got his first taste of professional hockey when he scored his first career goal and recorded a pair of assists in 11 games with the Wild in the spring of 2014. A year later he played three late-season AHL games without recording a point.

Labbe, who was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with the one hundred seventh overall choice, spent three full seasons and part of a fourth with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Shawinigan Cataractes before beginning his pro career. In 2014-15, Labbe finished tied for third among QMJHL defensemen in goals (15) and finished sixth among defensemen in points (51). He recorded 31 goals and 75 assists for 106 points in 193 career games with Shawinigan.

The Mallards play their final regular season home game Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Komets. The twentieth season throwback jerseys worn by the Mallards in select games throughout the season will be auctioned off after Friday’s game. Winning bidders will receive their jerseys after the end of the Mallards' playoff run. Friday also brings the return of $2 Dog/$2 Beer Night presented by 97X. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during every Friday Mallards home game. In addition, the Mallards have once again this season partnered with Metro to provide transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline during all Friday home games. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.

The Mallards will open their best-of-seven first round ECHL Kelly Cup playoff series against the Komets on the road on Friday, April 14 and will play game two at Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, April 15 before returning home for game three on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:35 p.m. and game four on Friday, April 21 at 7:05 p.m. If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played on Saturday night, April 22 at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center. Should a sixth game be required, the series will shift back to Fort Wayne on Monday, April 24. If the series goes to a seventh game, the Komets would host the deciding contest on Wednesday, April 26.

Tickets for Friday night's game are on sale now. Tickets to Mallards home playoff games go on sale to the general public Friday at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can purchased at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, 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.

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