Chris Francis of Las Vegas crashes towards the net, shoots and scores

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Las Vegas – Goal scorer Chris Francis of Las Vegas has signed to play for the ECHL Quad City Mallards in Moline, Illinois this season. First however, Chris will report to the AHL Iowa Wild main camp this fall. Iowa is an affiliate of the NHL Minnesota Wild.

“I am happy to announce that I will be playing in North America this upcoming season,” said Chris. “I decided to sign a contract with the ECHL Quad City Mallards and will be entering the year at the AHL Iowa Wild main camp. 

“I am really excited to start playing again this season and happy to be in a great organization like Quad City,” he said.

The Quad City Mallards are also affiliated with the NHL Minnesota Wild.

“My goal is to play in the AHL for the majority of the year,” he said.

Chris, 27, was one of the all-time goal scorers while playing in Las Vegas. He was a star goal scorer while playing 279 games in his four seasons with the WHL Portland Winterhawks, then skated for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers for four seasons, then the ECHL Alaska Aces for a season and last year for coach Rob Pallin with Sapa Fehervar A19 in Hungary.