|Mallards Land Veteran Blueliner Dieude-Fauvel|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|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.
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