Mallards sign Berkley Scott

MOLINE, Ill. – The Quad City Mallards announced that the club has signed forward Berkley Scott.

Scott, 24, joins the Mallards after playing 39 games this season for the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Knoxville Ice Bears. The Anoka, Minn. native ranks third in the SPHL in goals (18) and is tied for seventh in points (37).

Now in his fourth professional season, Scott has scored 25 points (14g-11a) in 63 career ECHL games with three different clubs. Scott notched seven points (2g-5a) in 23 ECHL games last year with the Utah Grizzlies and San Francisco Bulls. In 2012-13, Scott scored a dozen goals and recorded 17 points in 39 games with Utah.

Scott broke into pro hockey with Knoxville in 2011-12. He scored 30 points (9g-21a) in 53 SPHL games as a rookie and also played his first ECHL game for the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Before turning pro Scott spent two seasons in the junior ranks with the North American Hockey League’s Alaska Avalanche and Coulee Region Chill.