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chilly 10-04-2012 09:30 PM

Mallards Re-Sign Obi Aduba
MOLINE, Ill. (October 4, 2012) - The Quad City Mallards of the "AA" Central Hockey League today announced they have re-signed left wing Obi Aduba. Per club policy, no contract terms were announced.

Aduba, 28, returns for a fourth season with the Mallards after scoring 12 goals and totaling 31 points in 64 games last year.

"Obi brings a lot to the table both on and off the ice so we're very happy to welcome him back to the Mallards," said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski. "He's a hard working, tough, physical player who can score goals and get the job done in his own end. He's also someone who will stand up for his teammates when he needs to and is a quality character guy to have in the locker room."

Over his first three campaigns in the Quad Cities, Aduba produced 46 goals and 110 points in 206 games. The Medfield, Massachusetts, native has demonstrated unrivaled durability and toughness since first joining the Mallards- Aduba has missed just two regular season games over the last three years. Aduba has also been a key offensive contributor throughout his time with the Mallards. In 2010-11, he scored 21 goals and finished tied for the team lead with 51 points.

The 6' 1", 210-pound Aduba first arrived in the Quad Cities after scoring 28 goals and totaling 61 points in 47 games with the Danbury Mad Hatters of the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 2008-09. He also played one game with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL in 2008-09. Before turning pro, Aduba played three seasons for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, scoring twice and recording nine points in 62 games as a collegian.

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