Monday, July 27, 2015

Quad City Mallards Add Former Viper Eviston To Teams Season Ending Roster:

On June 16th the ECHL announced the Season-Ending Rosters as
submitted by each of its member teams. The Quad City Mallards have twenty players listed on their season ending roster list one of is former Vernon Vipers forward Pearce Eviston.

Eviston finished his first season with the East Coast Hockey League Quad City Mallards. In 60 games last season with Quad City Eviston recorded (12-goals-15-assists-27-points).

Eviston started last year in Idaho after signing a try-out contract with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Idaho Steelheads. Eviston attended the Steelheads Training Camp but never played a game was released on October 13th 2014. Eviston then an unrestricted free agent signed with Idaho on October 22nd 2014 before being traded to Quad City on the same day.

Eviston didnt play hockey in 2013-14 before returning in September 2014. Eviston played parts of one season in Vernon (2012-13). The Vipers acquired the playing rights of Eviston from the Victoria Grizzlies on Seprember 19th 2011 for Jarryd Ten Vaanholt. Eviston currently playing with the WHL Portland Winterhawks at the time of the trade, joined-signed with the Vipers on August 3rd 2012. Eviston played in 34 regular season games with Vernon before being sent home. The Vipers ended up trading Eviston to Victoria on January 10th 2013 for future considerations.

Pearce Eviston's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Mallards website:


By: Mallards Communications Staff


The Quad City Mallards today announced a 20-player season-ending roster in conjunction with the ECHL. 

The Mallards’ roster is comprised of forwards Kevin Baker, Anthony Collins, Pearce Eviston, Justin Fox, Mario Lamoureux, Jeff Lee, Paxton Leroux, Matt Neal, Logan Nelson and Joe Perry; defensemen Jake Baker, Austin Coldwell, Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, Matt Duffy, Darren McMillan, Mike Monfredo and Nicholas Rioux; forward/defenseman Nick Grasso; and goaltenders Parker Milner and Evan Mosher.
By placing 20 players on their season-ending roster, the Mallards reached the league maximum.  Season-ending rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2014-15.

Each ECHL team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from its list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than July 1.  Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2015-16 season).  Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.  Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to July 1.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until August 1 at which time the qualifying offer becomes null and void and the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action. Teams that extend a valid qualifying offer to a non-veteran player retain the rights to that qualified player for one season.

A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player, or to a goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will retain the rights to that player until August 1.  After August 1, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran or goaltender becomes a restricted free agent and is entitled to seek contract offers from other ECHL teams.  Restricted free agents may not be traded.  When a restricted free agent receives a contract offer from a club other than the team with the player’s rights and the restricted free agent wishes to accept that offer, the restricted free agent and the offering team must, within 24 hours, notify the ECHL, the team with the player’s rights and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association.  The club with the player’s rights has seven days after the date it is notified to exercise its right to match the contract offer.

If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by August 31, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Mallards 2015-16 season tickets are now available.  Season ticket holders enjoy significant savings of the walk-up ticket price and receive a host of exclusive benefits.  For more season ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or

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