The Quad-City Mallards continued to bolster its defense, signing defenseman Greg Amlong, the team announced Tuesday.

Amlong, 25, spent most of last season with the Elmira Jackals after playing one game for the Wichita Thunder at the start of the year. He scored three goals and added 14 assists for 17 points in 59 games as a rookie.

Amlong played five games, picking up one assist for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in the spring of 2016 after completing his senior season at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Amlong played for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for two years before transferring to R.I.T. In four years of college he scored eight goals and added 28 assists for 36 points in 105 games.

Amlong played two seasons in juniors with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, where he was teammates with current Mallards Sam Warning, Justin Kovacs and Ryan McGrath.

“I expect to see Greg make big strides in his second full pro season,” Mallards coach Phil Axtell said. “He takes pride in killing penalties and blocking shots along with being a great teammate. Greg’s played with a handful of our guys in the past and was even Ryan McGrath’s best man.”

The Mallards now have 21 players on their roster, 13 forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender.

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