Coldwell rejoins Mallards, club adds Fidgett

MOLINE, Ill. – The Quad City Mallards have re-signed defenseman Austin Coldwell and have also signed forward Cody Fidgett for the 2015-16 season.

Coldwell, 25, scored seven points (2g-5a) in 12 regular-season games after joining the Mallards from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in March. The Vancouver, Wash. native also picked up a pair of assists in seven playoff games. Coldwell notched 12 points (4g-8a) in 34 games with UAA last year. He produced 50 points (14g-36a) in 132 career games for the Seawolves and was named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team each of the last three years. In 2013-14 he helped UAA to the program’s first winning season since the Seawolves entered the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1993.

Fidgett, 24, last season was named to the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League First All-Star Team after he led the BCIHL in goals (25) and power play goals (8), finished second in points (41) and finished tied for seventh in assists (7) while propelling Trinity Western University to a first-place finish. Fidgett shined for Trinity Western last season after transferring from Selkirk College, where he played the prior two years and won back-to-back BCIHL titles. The product of Richmond, British Columbia earned his first league-wide individual honor when he was voted to the 2013-14 BCIHL Second All-Star Team after finishing tied for second in the league in goals (22) and tied for fourth in points (37).