The Quad-City Mallards signed forward/defenseman Mike Leone to a standard player contract and signed goaltender Kent Patterson to a professional tryout agreement Thursday.
The team also announced it has released forwards Kenny Brooks and Joe Kalisz.
Leone missed last season due to injury but scored seven goals and added nine assists for 16 points in 62 games with the Toledo Walleye in 2015-16.
Leone, 29, spent two seasons in Toledo after a year in France with Villard-de-Lans in 2013-14. In his career, Leone has scored 17 goals and added 22 assists in 127 regular season games.
In three years at Western Michigan University, Leone scored 14 goals and added 26 assists.
“Mike is a versatile player who is anxious to get back on the ice after not playing last season,” Mallards coach Phil Axtell said. “With his experience and ability to play both up front and on defense, he could be a very good addition to our roster.”
Patterson, 28, returns to the Mallards after joining the team for a six-day stint last November, not seeing any playing time. Patterson did play with the Rapid City Rush, Atlanta Gladiators and Wichita Thunder last year, going 6-6-2 in 18 games with a 4.24 goals against average, a .879 save percentage and one shutout.
In five seasons, Patterson has gone 68-62-23 with a 3.09 goals against average, a .907 save percentage and six shutouts in 167 games.
"Kent’s an experienced goaltender who has had a lot of success at this level and has also played in the American League,” Axtell said. “We’re glad to have him back with the Flock and we’re looking forward to seeing him in action.”
The Mallards open up training camp Sunday at the River's Edge in Davenport.