Mallards add rugged forward Nevins

MOLINE, Ill. – The Quad City Mallards have signed forward Jack Nevins to a contract for the 2016-17 season.

The Mallards are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild.

Nevins, 23, scored four times and collected 101 penalty minutes in 59 games with the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans last season.

In 2014-15, Nevins split his first full professional season between the Americans and the Hamilton Bulldogs after breaking into the pro ranks with the Bulldogs at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. In 107 career games - all in the AHL - the Stittsville, Ontario, native has notched five points (4g-1a) and piled up 214 penalty minutes.

Nevins played three seasons of junior hockey before turning pro, seeing action for the Sarnia Sting, Kingston Frontenacs and London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League and the Prince Edward Island Rocket/Charlottetown Islanders and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.