The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned center Alex Mallet (muh-LAY) from the Chicago Wolves to the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings.
The 20-year-old forward has skated in 13 games with the Wolves this season during his professional debut, accruing seven penalty minutes.
The Amqui, Quebec, native posted career-highs with 34 goals, 47 assists, 81 points, and 132 penalty minutes in 68 QMJHL games with Rimouski Oceanic last season. He ranked first on Rimouski with 34 goals and 132 penalty minutes and second on the squad with 47 assists and 81 points.
The Vancouver Canucks second-round draft choice, 57th overall, in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry draft also shared first on Rimouski and seventh in the league with 25 points (10G, 15A) in 21 postseason matchups in Oceanic’s run to the QMJHL Finals last year.
Overall, MALLET accumulated 54 goals, 66 assists, 120 points, and 303 penalty minutes in 203 career QMJHL games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Rimouski Oceanic spanning four seasons (2008-12).
Hopefully he will get some playing time down there - and then will be back in the AHL when the lock-out is over.