By: Mallards Communications Staff
04/18/2016 9:22 AM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Defenseman Guillaume Gelinas has been assigned to the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Mallards announced today.
Gelinas, 22, rejoins the Mallards after scoring two goals and adding three assists in 25 games with Iowa this season. The Wild’s campaign ended Saturday night. The 5’ 10”, 185-pound Quebec City native scored nine times and picked up 18 assists for 27 points in 43 games with the Mallards before being recalled by Iowa February 20.
Gelinas returns to the Quad Cities in time for Wednesday night’s third game of the Mallards’ best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series against the Missouri Mavericks. The Mallards return home for game three after dropping the first two games of the series in Missouri.
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.
Game three between the Mallards and Mavericks faces off at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday night. The Mallards will also host game four Friday night at 7:05 p.m. If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center. Should a sixth game be required, the series will shift back to Missouri on Tuesday, April 26. If the series goes to a seventh game, the Mavericks would host the deciding contest on Wednesday, April 27.
Tickets for Mallards' first round home games are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. through the end of the second period. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $24.