MINNESOTA WILD REASSIGNS DEFENSEMAN LOUIE BELPEDIOFeb 24, 2020
Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin announced today the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned defenseman Louie Belpedio (pronounced Bel-PEE-dee-oh) to Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Belpedio, 23 (5/14/96), was recalled by Minnesota yesterday and did not play in Sunday's game against St. Louis. He has collected 18 points (5g, 13a), 98 penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-5 rating in 55 games with Iowa this season. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Skokie, Ill., leads the team in PIM, ranks second in scoring amongst team defensemen and ranks third on the team in shots on goal (138). His shot total ranks fourth amongst AHL defensemen.
Belpedio has appeared in three career NHL games with Minnesota. He recorded two assists in his NHL debut at San Jose on April 7, 2018, to become the first rookie in franchise history to record two points in his debut. The Wild selected Belpedio in the third round (80th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.