Mallards Land Veteran Blueliner Dieude-Fauvel Print
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Written by Jim Kersten   
Friday, 06 September 2013 08:04

MOLINE, Ill. (September 4, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed defenseman Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, the Mallards announced today.

Dieude-Fauvel (DEE-oo-day FAW-vuhl), who turned 27 last week, reunites with Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski, for whom Dieude-Fauvel first played in 2009-10 and 2010-11 with the Laredo Bucks.

“I had Benny in Laredo and he’s a very steady defenseman with an offensive upside,” said Ruskowski.  “He was also voted one of the top three hardest hitting players in the Central Hockey League when he played for me before.”

From the Bucks, Dieude-Fauvel moved on to spend the last two seasons with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals.  After winning the ECHL’s Atlantic Division title in his first campaign in Elmira, the Bordeaux, France, native last year scored four goals and totaled 14 points in 49 games.  Over his four seasons in North America, Dieude-Fauvel has produced 22 goals and 75 points in 231 games.

The 6’ 2”, 220-pound Dieude-Fauvel spent five-plus seasons playing in his homeland- for Amiens, Chamonix and Morzine-Avoriaz- before making the trip across the pond.

The Mallards will open their seventeenth season- and their fourth in the CHL- when they host the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night, October 19.  Mallards 2013-14 season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are now on sale.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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