Brayden Low

Age: 23 | Number: 9

Hometown: Richmond, BC

Size: 6-2, 220

Last year: Scored three goals and added three assists in 42 games as a rookie with the Rapid City Rush.

Justin Kovacs

Age: 25 | Number: 10

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Size: 5-11, 193

Last year: Led the Mallards with 40 assists and added 20 goals to finish tied for the team lead with 60 points.

Sam Warning

Age: 25 | Number: 11

Hometown: Chesterfield, Mo.

Size: 5-10, 180

Last year: Scored 24 goals and added 30 assists for the Mallards. Longest-tenured Mallard entering third season with 40 goals and 45 assists in his career.

Keegan Kolesar

Age: 20 | Number: 15

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Size: 6-2, 223

Last year: Scored 26 goals and added 34 assists with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League, leading the team to the Ed Chynoweth Cup championship.

Ryan McGrath

Age: 26 | Number: 16

Hometown: O'Fallon, Mo.

Size: 5-7, 175

Last year: Scored 25 goals and added 33 assists for 58 points in 42 games with EC Harzer Falken in the German Oberliga.

Tristan King

Age: 26 | Number: 17

Hometown: Minneapolis

Size: 6-1, 190

Last year: Scored 15 goals and added 22 assists in 55 games split between the Allen Americans, Indy Fuel and Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Josh MacDonald

Age: 23 | Number: 19

Hometown: London, Ont.

Size: 5-10, 185

Last year: Acquired by the Mallards in a February trade. Scored six goals and added nine assists in 22 games with the Mallards, 23 goals and 29 assists for 52 points in 67 games overall.

Matt Pohlkamp

Age: 24 | Number: 20

Hometown: Baxter, Minn.

Size: 6-0, 200

Last year: Scored 13 goals and added 10 assists in 40 games with Bowling Green University last year. Turned pro and scored one goal and tallied two assists in nine games with the Toledo Walleye.

Kyle Novak

Age: 24 | Number: 21

Hometown: O'Fallon, Mo.

Size: 5-11, 188

Last year: Turned pro late last year with the Mallards, tallying one assist in six games. Played eight games with Western Michigan, scoring one goal and adding three assists.

Michael Pontarelli

Age: 23 | Number: 27

Hometown: Laval, Quebec

Size: 5-7, 170

Last year: Scored two goals and three assists in five games with the Norfolk Admirals. Finished college at Union College with two goals and five assists in 23 games.

Jamie Tardif

Age: 32 | Number: 49

Hometown: Welland, Ont.

Size: 6-0, 205

Last year: Scored three goals and added five assists in 24 games with Germany's Mannheim Eagles. Will serve as player/assistant coach this season.

Alex Globke

Age: 23 | Number: 52

Hometown: Waterford, Mich.

Size: 6-3, 206

Last year: Scored five goals and added 12 assists in 29 games as a rookie with the Toledo Walleye.

Garrett Klotz

Age: 28 | Number: 88

Hometown: Regina, Sask.

Size: 6-6, 250

Last year: Scored five goals and added two assists in 52 games with the Coventry Blaze in the United Kingdom.


Alexander Kuqali

Age: 26 | Number: 2

Hometown: Dallas

Size: 6-2, 225

Last year: Acquired by the Mallards in a January trade from the Florida Everblades. Tallied six assists in 28 games with the Mallards, 16 assists in 63 games overall.

Ales Sova

Age: 26 | Number: 4

Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic

Size: 5-11, 169

Last year: Tallied one goal and added 11 assists in 36 games with Denmark's Herning Blue Fox.

Chris Leibinger

Age: 23 | Number: 6

Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.

Size: 5-9, 175

Last year: Played in five games with the Mallards, not tallying a point. Played in 45 games with Michigan Tech, scoring nine goals and adding six assists.

Greg Amlong

Age: 25 | Number: 8

Hometown: O'Fallon, Mo.

Size: 6-2, 209

Last year: Scored three goals and added 14 assists in 58 games as a rookie with the Elmira Jackals. Also played in one game with the Wichita Thunder.

Kevin Kirisits

Age: 25 | Number: 13

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Size: 6-4, 225

Last year: Played in three games with the Peoria Rivermen in the SPHL, recording one assist. Scored two goals and added six assists in 27 games with Utica College.

Jacob Graves

Age: 22 | Number: 14

Hometown: Barrie, Ont.

Size: 6-2, 192

Last year: Scored one goal and added an assist in 19 games with the AHL's Cleveland Monsters. Also played nine games with the Cincinnati Cyclones, with one assist.

Kyle Follmer

Age: 30 | Number: 33

Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.

Size: 5-11, 202

Last year: Scored four goals and added nine assists in 39 games with the Fort Wayne Komets after playing one game with the Mallards.

Kyle Bigos

Age: 28 | Number: 84

Hometown: Upland, Calif.

Size: 6-5, 235

Last year: Played in two games with the Idaho Steelheads, not registering a point.


Ivan Kulbakov

Age: 21 | Number: 1

Hometown: Gomel, Belarus

Size: 6-0, 183

Last year: Went 30-16-5 with the USHL's Youngstown Phantoms, posting a 1.93 goals against average and .919 save percentage.

C.J. Motte

Age: 25 | Number: 30

Hometown: St. Clair, Mich.

Size: 6-0, 175

Last year: Went 20-11-0 in 36 games with the Mallards, posting a 2.68 goals against average and .917 save percentage, earning all-star honors.


Phil Axtell, Head coach

Record of 21-12-2 after taking over as head coach on Jan. 20; Played one season for Mallards in 2010-11.

Mike Leone, assistant

First season as assistant coach after three-year professional playing career

— Bobby Metcalf