By: Mallards Communications Staff
02/20/2016 10:26 AM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Defenseman Guillaume Gelinas has been recalled by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild from the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards, the Mallards announced today.
Gelinas, 22, is tied for seventh among ECHL defensemen in goals and has totaled 27 points in 43 games with the Mallards this season. The 5’ 10”, 185-pound Quebec City native scored last night in the Mallards’ 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones and has now recorded seven points (three goals and four assists) in his last seven games.
Gelinas joins Iowa for the third time this season. He was also recalled by the Wild just before and just after Christmas and has played a total of three AHL games this year.
Gelinas scored two goals and picked up two assists in 37 games as a rookie with Iowa last season. He turned professional after enjoying a standout junior career. Gelinas scored 43 goals and pocketed 150 assists for 193 points in 275 games over five seasons with the Val d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 2013-14 Gelinas won the Emile Bouchard Award as the league’s top defenseman. That campaign also saw Gelinas lead QMJHL defensemen in points (92), finish third overall in assists (69) and finish seventh overall in points while capping off his junior career by helping propel the Foreurs to the QMJHL President’s Cup title.
The Mallards meet the Cincinnati Cyclones tonight at 7:05 p.m. on home ice. This evening is Chick-fil-A Night at the iWireless Center. Fans who make a purchase at either of Chick-fil-A’s two Davenport locations can get a coupon good for $5 off a ticket to tonight’s game while supplies last. The Davenport Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in the Northpark Mall and at 2945 East 53rd Street. $5-off coupons can be redeemed at the iWireless Center box office. In addition, fans who purchase tickets to tonight’s game at the box office will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich. Also tonight, fans attending the game will have the opportunity to win free Chick-fil-A items and meet the Chick-fil-A cow, who will be on hand to greet fans and pose for photographs.
After tonight’s game fans can head to Blackwater Jack’s Saloon at Stoney Creek Inn for a postgame party at which several Mallards players 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, 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.