By: Mallards Communications Staff

Goaltender Steve Michalek (mike-uh-luk) has been assigned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Mallards announced today.

Michalek, 22, went 21-13-3 with a 2.28 goals against average, a .924 save percentage and three shutouts and set a school record by playing in each of Harvard’s 37 games last season while helping the Crimson to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship title and a berth in NCAA tournament.  The 6’ 2”, 196-pound Hartford, Connecticut, native was also a 2014-15 All-Ivy League Honorable Mention selection.

Over the course of his college career, Michalek went 33-28-13 while posting a 2.59 goals against average, a .914 save percentage and five shutouts in 79 games.  He made the 2011-12 All-Ivy League Second Team after going 7-7-8 in 24 games and turning in a 3.19 goals against average and a .894 save percentage as a freshman.

Michalek was chosen by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round of the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft with the one hundred sixty-first overall selection.  He spent part of the 2012-13 season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the junior United States Hockey League before returning to Harvard.

The Mallards will begin their nineteenth season on the road against the defending champion Allen Americans on Friday, October 16 before returning to the Quad Cities to play their home opener on Friday, October 23 at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers.  Mallards 2015-16 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  Single game ticket sales open Thursday.  Single game seats will be available at the iWireless Center box office, or by calling 309-277-1364.

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