Novak joined the Mallards after completing his college career at Western Michigan University in March and picked up one assist in six regular season games. He scored once and added three assists in eight games for WMU last season. Novak totaled 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points in 85 games over his four years as a Bronco.
Before heading to Western Michigan, Novak spent two full junior seasons and part of a third with the United States Hockey League’s Green Bay Gamblers. In 2011-12, Novak helped the Gamblers to the USHL title. The following season he finished fourth in the league in points (77).