Jan 21, 2019

Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton announced today the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned defenseman Louie Belpedio to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Belpedio, 22 (5/4/96), skated in two games with Minnesota after being recalled from Iowa on Jan. 18. He has tallied 10 points (3g, 7a) in 40 games with the Wild this season. He ranks first amongst team defensemen in shots (80) and T-2nd in goals and penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Skokie, Ill., also ranks second amongst AHL rookie defensemen in PIM (42), fourth in shots and is one of 11 League rookie defensemen with at least one game-winning goal.

The right-shot defenseman owns 12 points (3g, 9a) in 50 AHL games in two seasons with Iowa (2017-19). He recorded two assists in his NHL debut with Minnesota at San Jose on April 7, 2018 to become the first rookie in franchise history to record two points in his debut.

Iowa takes on the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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