QUAD CITY, Ill. — Northern Michigan's Shane Sooth inked a standard player's contract with the Quad City Mallards, the organization announced Friday.
Sooth, who served as captain as a junior and senior, finished his collegiate career with 61 points (21g-40a) in 130 games.
Sooth won 1,471 career draws and led the team in that statistical category three out of his four seasons in Marquette. He posted a .539 career face-off percentage.
Sooth enjoyed his best offensive season in 2014-15, recording 21 points (6g-15a) in 38 games. As a senior, he totaled 10 points (5g-5a) in 19 games.
The Mallards are the ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.
Sooth is the second Wildcat senior to join a professional team this off-season. On Tuesday, Dominik Shine signed with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League Affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.