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

Quad City Mallards defenseman Jake Baker has signed a professional tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose, the Mallards announced today.

Baker, a 24-year old rookie, has scored two goals and added eight assists to total 10 points in 47 games with the Mallards this season.

Baker originally signed with the Mallards just after completing his college career at Northern Michigan last spring. The 6’ 5”, 209-pound Port Moody, British Columbia native recorded one assist along with a plus/minus rating of +5 in seven regular season games with the Mallards last season. He registered another assist while playing seven playoff games last year.
Baker, who served as a Northern Michigan co-captain last season, scored five goals and added three assists in 36 games as a Wildcat senior.  He notched eight goals, 17 assists and 25 points in 144 games over his four collegiate seasons.

Before heading to Northern Michigan, Baker spent three junior seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League where he skated for the Merritt Centennials, Nanaimo Clippers, Victoria Grizzlies and Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Mallards return to action tonight at 7:05 p.m. on home ice against the Rapid City Rush. This evening will be both Frozen Night and John Deere Community Night at the iWireless Center. Young Mallards fans will have the chance to meet and have their photos taken with the princesses during the game on the iWireless Center concourse. Courtesy of Deere & Company, a limited number of tickets for tonight’s game are available exclusively at the iWireless Center box office for just $5 while supplies last.

After tonight’s game fans can head to Blackwater Jack’s Saloon at Stoney Creek Inn for a postgame party at which Mallards players and the Mallards Ice Girls will be among the guests. The postgame party will also feature selected drink specials. Stoney Creek Inn is located at 101 18th Street in Moline, just blocks from the iWireless Center.

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including tonight's contest- are on sale now 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. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $24.  

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