MINNESOTA RECALLS ALEX TUCH , PETAN SIGNS WITH IOWA

Feb 2, 2017

Rookie All Star Gets First NHL Callup

DES MOINES, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Thursday the National Hockey League (NHL) team has recalled forward Alex Tuch (Tuck) from the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr also announced on Thursday the team has signed forward Alex Petan to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).

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Tuch, 20 (5/2/96), has collected 22 points (11-11=22) and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 34 games during his rookie season with Iowa. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound native of Baldwinsville, N.Y., has tallied six points (4-2=6) in his last four games and leads the team with a plus-10 rating, ranks second in goals and T-2nd in scoring. He represented Iowa at the AHL All-Star Classic and tallied three points (2-1=3) to help the Central Division win the AHL All-Star Game on Monday.

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Tuch recorded 62 points (32-30=62) in 77 games during two seasons at Boston College. He tallied 34 points (18-16=34) in 40 games in his sophomore campaign last year as the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. Tuch led Boston College in scoring and ranked second in goals in 2014-15 and was named to the 2015 Hockey East All-Rookie Team. He represented the United States at the 2015 World Junior Championship and won a gold medal with the United States at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship. Tuch was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and has not appeared in a NHL game. He will wear jersey No. 53 with the Wild.

Petan, 24 (5/2/92), scored once and added an assist in three games for Iowa earlier this year. He started his rookie season with the Quad City Mallards, Iowa’s ECHL affiliate. In 39 games with the Mallards, the 5-foot-9 forward scored 13 goals and added 15 assists for 28 points. He is 16th among all ECHL rookies in points. Overall, Petan placed second on the Mallards in goals, third in points and fourth in assists. The Delta, BC native turned pro on Mar. 25, 2016, signing an ATO with Iowa and making his pro debut against the Chicago Wolves. Petan recorded his first AHL point with an assist on Mar. 30 versus Manitoba. In 10 total games for Iowa last spring, he scored once and added three assists for four points. Petan attended training camp with the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild in 2016.

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Iowa concludes a five-game road trip in Cleveland this weekend and returns home on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to play the Cleveland Monsters. The game is part of Winning Wednesdays. If the Wild wins, all fans in attendance receive a free ticket to Fan Appreciation on April 14. Fans 21 and older may purchase two tallboys for $10. Fans may also bring a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.

Iowa welcomes the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. The team honors all local service personnel with Local Heroes night, presented by Great Clips. Fans may enjoy $2 beers, presented by 100.3 The Bus. There will also be barefoot wine specials at the game. Collegeville packs are also available for purchase at the game. There will be a food drive at the game, presented by Billion Buick GMC and Barilla that benefits Move the Food.

On Feb. 11 at 7 PM the Wild and Griffins meet again as the team celebrates Pink in the Rink Night in a partnership with Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa. Pink in the Rink is sponsored by KISS FM, Ankeny Allstate, UnitedHealthcare, Edwards, Universal Printing and Platos Closet. The team dons “Pink In The Rink” themed jerseys, which are auctioned off after the game in a live postgame jersey auction.The first 7,500 fans to the game receive a Pink LED giveaway, sponsored by Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa, KISS FM and Food Dudes. Fans 21 and over may enjoy Jim Beam Drink specials, sponsored by NASH FM. The Brewdog pack is also available, where fans get a ticket to the game, hot dog voucher, beer at the game and a voucher for a drink at Legends.

2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.

Iowa continues on a lengthy road trip and returns home on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to play the Cleveland Monsters. The game is part of Winning Wednesdays. If the Wild wins, all fans in attendance receive a free ticket to Fan Appreciation on April 14. Fans 21 and older may purchase two tallboys for $10. Fans may also bring a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.

Iowa welcomes the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. The team honors all local service personnel with Local Heroes night, presented by Great Clips. Fans may enjoy $2 beers, presented by 100.3 The Bus. There will also be barefoot wine specials at the game. Collegeville packs are also available for purchase at the game. There will be a food drive at the game, presented by Billion Buick GMC and Barilla that benefits Move the Food.

On Feb. 11 at 7 PM the Wild and Griffins meet again as the team celebrates Pink in the Rink Night in a partnership with Susan G. Komen of Iowa. Pink in the Rink is sponsored by KISS FM, Ankeny Allstate, UnitedHealthcare, Edwards, Universal Printing and Platos Closet. The team dons “Pink In The Rink” themed jerseys, which are auctioned off after the game in a live postgame jersey auction.The first 7,500 fans to the game receive a Pink LED giveaway, sponsored by Susan G. Komen, KISS FM and Food Dudes. Fans 21 and over may enjoy Jim Beam Drink specials, sponsored by NASH FM. The Brewdog pack is also available, where fans get a ticket to the game, hot dog voucher, beer at the game and a voucher for a beer at Legends.

2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.

The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.  

Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.

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