Nov 10, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild President of Hockey Operation and General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has activated defenseman Jared Spurgeon from Long-Term Injured Reserve. Spurgeon, 33, was injured in the preseason and will make his 2023-24 season debut tonight against the Sabres in Buffalo. 

The Wild has also reassigned defenseman Daemon Hunt to Iowa of the American Hockey League. Hunt, 21 (5/15/02), made his NHL debut with Minnesota on Oct. 27 at Washington and has played in five NHL games this season. He has recorded seven penalty minutes (PIM) and four shots in four games with Iowa this season. The 5-foot-11, 199-pound native of Brandon, Manitoba, tallied 11 points (2-9=11), 14 PIM, 64 shots and a plus-2 rating in 59 games with Iowa last season and ranked tied for first among AHL rookie defensemen with two game-winning goals. Hunt also notched one assist while playing in two games during the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs. He owns 12 points (3-9=12), 21 PIM, and 72 shots in 69 career AHL games over parts of three seasons with Iowa (2020-24). 

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