MOLINE, Ill. - The Quad City Mallards
of the "AA" Central Hockey League today announced they have signed right wing Mike Stinziani. Per club policy, no contract terms were announced.
"Mike's a promising young forward who's shown a lot of skill and a lot of ability as a playmaker," said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski
. "Last season he was third point scoring in Canadian university hockey so I'm looking forward to seeing him contribute to our club this season."
Stinziani, 23, scored 12 goals, picked up 31 assists and totaled 43 points in 27 games with Concordia University last year. The, 5' 9", 205-pound Montreal native finished third in assists as well as in points in the Canadian university ranks. For his efforts, Stinziani was named to the 2011-12 Ontario University Athletics East Second All-Star Team. Stinziani first took the ice for the Stingers in 2010-11, scoring eight goals and ringing up 17 points in just 12 games.
Stinziani headed to Concordia after spending five seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He scored 58 times and recorded 148 points in 269 career junior games with the Gatineau Olympiques
, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
, Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Prince Edward Island Rocket. In 2008 Stinziani helped the Olympiques to the QMJHL President's Cup title.