Warning re-signs with Mallards

MOLINE, Ill. – The Quad City Mallards have re-signed forward Sam Warning for the 2017-18 season.

The Mallards are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Vegas Golden Knights and the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

Warning returns for his third season with the Mallards after scoring 54 points (24g-30a) while posting a plus/minus rating of +5 in 68 games last year.  He finished third on the team in goals, tied for third in assists and fourth in points. Along with Chris Francis and Josh MacDonald, Warning is the third of the Mallards’ top five point scorers to re-sign with the club for the upcoming campaign. This is the first time since 2006 the Mallards have brought back three of their five leading point producers.

The 24-year-old has totaled 85 points (40g-45a) in 133 games over his first two seasons as a Mallard. Warning produced 31 points (16g-15a) in 65 games as a rookie in 2015-16. 

A native of Chesterfield, Mo., Warning turned professional after four seasons at the University of Minnesota. He collected 97 points (40g-57a) in 146 career games as a Golden Gopher. In 2014-15, Warning completed his collegiate career by scoring 24 points (12g-12a) in 39 games. Warning earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention after ringing up 34 points (14g-20a) in 39 games in 2013-14. He was also named to the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team after helping Minnesota to the Frozen Four for the second time in three seasons. Warning and the Gophers claimed conference regular season titles and NCAA tournament bids each of his first three collegiate seasons. Warning was also named to conference all-academic teams each of his final three seasons at Minnesota.

Warning arrived at Minnesota after spending two junior seasons with the United States Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, whom he helped to a first overall finish in 2010-11.