Oct 26, 2017

Iowa Travels To Tucson To Meet The Roadrunners on Friday

DES MOINES, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Thursday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Zack Mitchell from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced the club has reassigned forwards Dante Salituro and Evan Janssen to the Rapid City Rush – Iowa’s ECHL affiliate.

Mitchell, 24 (1/7/93), has tallied one assist in three games while averaging 9:34 in TOI/game with Minnesota this season. This is the third time he has been recalled by Minnesota. He notched his first career NHL point with an assist vs. Columbus on Oct. 14. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Orangeville, Ont., has also recorded two assists in four contests with Iowa this season. Mitchell owns one assist in 14 career NHL games with the Wild. He registered 22 points (11-11=22) and 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 games with Iowa in 2016-17, leading the club with eight power-play goals. Mitchell was signed by Minnesota as a free agent on March 4, 2014.

Salituro, 20 (11/15/96) made his Iowa debut in Rockford on Oct. 14 and played a total of two games for Iowa on his recall from Rapid City.


Last season, he totaled 22 points (11-11=22) and 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 30 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2016-17, before appearing in seven ECHL games and totaling one goal and two PIM in five games with Cleveland of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 5-foot-8, 179-pound native of Willowdale, Ontario, totaled 282 points (122-160=282) and 243 PIM in 295 games during five OHL seasons with Ottawa (2012-16) and London (2016-17). He originally signed a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with Columbus on July 1, 2016. He was acquired by Minnesota in exchange for forward Jordan Schroeder on June 23, 2017.

Janssen, 24 (3/30/93) made his AHL/pro debut for Iowa on Oct. 14 at Rockford.  He collected his first pro goal and multi-point game by adding an assist in his home debut on Oct. 20 against Manitoba.


In all, Janssen scored once and added an assist in three outings for Iowa. He wrapped in a four-year career this past season at the University of Denver where he played in 146 games. The 6-foot, 185-pound forward scored 14 collegiate goals and added 33 assists for 47 points with the Pioneers. Prior to his collegiate career, the Green Bay, WI native played for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints in 2012-13. The Iowa Wild signed Janssen to an AHL contract on August 1, 2017.

After a pair of road games in Tucson, Iowa returns home to meet the San Antonio Rampage on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. It’s Dollar dog night with $1 hotdogs, $1 pretzels and $1 small popcorns - presented by LAZER 103.3. Trivia night takes place in “The Fort,” previously known as the River’s Edge Restaurant, before the game.

Iowa and San Antonio faceoff again on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. It is a Bus beer night with $2 beers presented by 100.3 The Bus. The team is also holding a coat drive at the game. Fans receive a free weekday ticket voucher with a donation.

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