OLOFSSON TO MINNESOTA, LABBE JOINS IOWA

Mar 7, 2017

 

Iowa Adds Defenseman Dylan Labbe From Quad City

DES MOINES, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Tuesday the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Gustav Olofsson from the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.  In addition, Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced defenseman Dylan Labbe has been recalled from the Quad City Mallards, Iowa’s ECHL affiliate.

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Olofsson, 22 (12/1/94), has recorded 22 points (5-17=22) in 48 games with Iowa this season. He ranks T-2nd on the team in assists and leads team defensemen and ranks T-4th on Iowa in scoring. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Boras, Sweden, has registered two assists and 13 blocked shots in eight games with Minnesota this season, including his first career NHL points with two assists on Feb. 12 vs. Detroit. Olofsson owns two assists in 10 career NHL games with Minnesota and has collected 40 points (8-32=40) in 109 career AHL games. He was selected by the Wild in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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Labbe, 22 (1/9/95), returns from Quad City, where he played in 15 games this season with three goals and six points. The St. Benjamin, PQ native has totaled 11 games with Iowa this season, setting up two goals. For his AHL career, Labbe has played in 79 games, scoring five goals and adding six assists for ten points.  The St. Benjamin, PQ native played his junior hockey in the QMJHL from 2011-14. In 193 games, Labbe scored 31 times and totaled 106 points for his junior career. Labbe was drafted by Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (#107 overall).

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After a six-game road trip with stops in Chicago, Rockford, Texas and Milwaukee, Iowa returns home to play the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 6 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. The St. Patrick’s Day game features a postgame concert with Gaelic Storm, sponsored by 100.3 The Bus, Jim Beam and My Satellite Guy. VIP packages are available starting at $20. The first 1,500 fans to the game receive an Iowa Wild Irish themed hat, sponsored by 95 KGGO and LIUNA.  In a partnership with Jim Beam and NASH FM, fans 21 and older are able to purchase the “The Big Ginger” drink special.  It is also Jim Beam Night. Subway Combo Packs are available for purchase at the game. Brewdog packs are also available for purchase at the game, presented by Legends American Grill and Bud Light. The Wild will also don St. Patrick’s Day themed specialty jerseys for the game. The team wears the specialty jerseys for all three home games in March, culminating with a live postgame jersey auction on Saturday, Mar. 31.

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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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