Mar 17, 2018

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced today the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed Bowling Green State forward Mitch McLain to an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO).

McLain, 24 (12/9/1993), turns pro after completing four seasons at Bowling Green State. In his four years with the Falcons, McLain recorded 101 points (53g, 48a) and a plus-35 in 161 collegiate games. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Baxter, Minn., served as captain in his senior year, and set a career-high in goals (18). His junior year saw McLain honored as All-WCHA First Team, named WCHA Player of the Month for November and December and set career-highs in assists (16) and points (33).

Prior to his time with Bowling Green, McLain spent two seasons with Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League, serving as captain both years. He appeared in 111 games for the Rivermen, registering 92 points (38g, 54a) and 12 points (5g, 7a) in 14 playoff games.

Iowa begins a three-in-three set with a road contest against Grand Rapids. Puck drop is at 6:00 p.m CT.

The Iowa Wild 2017-18 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center and runs from October through April. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting

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