MINNESOTA WILD REASSIGNS FORWARD SAMMY WALKER TO IOWAMar 24, 2023
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned forward Sammy Walker to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Walker, 23, has tallied 45 points (25-20=45) and a plus-17 rating in 50 games with Iowa this season. He leads Iowa in goals, power-play goals (nine) and plus/minus rating and ranks T-3rd in power-play points (16). Walker ranks T-2nd among AHL rookies in goals and is T-3rd in plus/minus rating. He made his NHL debut at Vancouver on Dec. 10 and recorded his first career NHL goal at Winnipeg on Dec. 27. Walker has tallied one goal in eight games with Minnesota this season.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Edina, Minnesota, recorded 112 points (48-64=112) and 81 PIM in 144 games during four seasons at the University of Minnesota (2018-22). Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, Walker signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota on Aug. 18, 2022.
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