Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forwards Zack Mitchell and Alex Tuch from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced it has placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on Injured Reserve due to a fractured finger suffered vs. New Jersey on Jan. 17 and forward Tyler Graovac on waivers.
Mitchell, 24, has skated in 10 games with Minnesota this season and made his NHL debut at Pittsburgh on Nov. 10. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound native of Orangeville, Ont., has 14 points (8-6=14) in 39 games with Iowa this season and leads the team with six power-play goals. Mitchell recorded 42 points (22-20=42) in 70 contests with Iowa in 2015-16 and led the team in goals and scoring. He was signed as a free agent by the Wild on March 4, 2014, and wears jersey No. 59 with Minnesota.
Tuch, 20, collected seven shots and averaged 11:54 in TOI/game in three games with Minnesota and made his NHL debut on Feb. 4 at Vancouver. He has recorded 25 points (12-13=25) and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 36 games during his rookie season with Iowa, including nine points (5-4=9) in his last six games. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound native of Syracuse, N.Y., ranks T-1st on the team with a plus-10 rating and second in goals and scoring. He represented Iowa at the AHL All-Star Classic and tallied three points (2-1=3) to help the Central Division win the AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30. Tuch was selected by the Wild in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and wears jersey No. 53 with Minnesota.
Brodin, 23, has tallied 16 points (3-13=16) in 43 games with Minnesota this season and ranks third on the team in blocked shots (68) and fourth in TOI/game at 19:46. He has missed last 12 games with a fractured finger suffered on Jan. 17 against New Jersey.
Graovac, 23, has recorded six goals in 45 games with Minnesota this season.