By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/11/2021 8:35 AM
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, joins Manitoba for the second time in two weeks after picking up an assist while making his AHL debut on February 27 and playing again for the Moose the following day. Baker has scored two goals and added eight assists to total 10 points in 50 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”, 225-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 on the road tonight against the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Mallards next play at home Sunday, March 20 at 4:05 p.m. against the Indy Fuel. The first 1,000 fans ages 12 and under through the doors for the March 20 game will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of WQAD News 8.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including the March 20 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 $24.