Jan 2, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa– Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned forward Zack Mitchell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) after activating forward Zach Parise (pronounced pah-REE-see) from long term injured reserve.

Mitchell, 24 (1/7/93), has tallied five points (3g, 2a) including one game-winning goal in 21 games with Minnesota this season. He tallied his first career NHL point with an assist vs. Columbus on Oct. 14 and his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders on Oct. 26. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Orangeville, Ontario, owns five points in 32 career NHL games with Minnesota.

Mitchell has collected 16 points (5g, 11a) in 11 games with Iowa this season. He heads back to Iowa ranking first in the franchise in goals (55), assists (60), points (115), games played (219), power-play goals (18), power-play points (36), short-handed goals (4), game-winning goals (10), first goals (14) and overtime goals (3). He also owns the Wild’s record for most consecutive games played at 134, set Oct. 10, 2014 – Mar. 2, 2016.

Iowa returns to action Friday against Milwaukee Admirals at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Puck drop is at 7:00 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 www.iowawild.com

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