By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/17/2016 9:03 AM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Forward Jared Knight has been assigned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Mallards announced today.
Knight, 24, returns to the Quad Cities after scoring three goals and picking up two assists in eight games over four stints with the Mallards this season. Knight has scored once and added six assists in 37 games with Iowa this year. The 5’ 11”, 200-pound Battle Creek, Michigan, native was traded by the Boston Bruins to the Minnesota Wild last March. He recorded four goals and six assists to total ten points in 52 AHL games while splitting last season between Iowa and the Providence Bruins.
Knight spent the bulk of his first three professional seasons with Providence after being selected by Boston in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with the thirty-second overall choice. He has scored 11 goals and picked up 30 assists for 41 points 160 career AHL games. Knight first saw ECHL action when he played two games for the South Carolina Stingrays in 2012-13.
Before turning pro, Knight enjoyed four successful junior seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Knight led London in goals (36) in 2009-10 and points (70) in 2010-11 before helping the Knights to the 2012 OHL Robertson Cup title. He piled up 102 goals, 107 assists and 209 points in 250 career OHL games.
The Mallards return to action on the road Friday night against the Fort Wayne Komets. The Mallards next play at home Sunday at 4:05 p.m. against the Indy Fuel. The first 1,000 fans ages 12 and under through the doors for Sunday's game will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of WQAD News 8. Fans can join the Mallards on the ice after the game for Skate with the Mallards presented by B100.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including Sunday’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 $24.