DES MOINES, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Wednesday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Matt Dumba (pronounced (DUHM-ba) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced today it has placed defensemen Justin Falk (upper body) and Marco Scandella (upper body – retroactive to Jan. 6) on Injured Reserve.
Dumba, 20 (7/25/94), has tallied four points (1-3=4), six penalty minutes (PIM) and averaged 12:29 in ice time per game in 20 contests with Minnesota this season. He has also recorded 12 points (4-8=12) and a plus-2 rating in 17 games with Iowa. Dumba has collected six points (2-4=6) and eight PIM in 33 career games with Minnesota. The rookie became the first member of the Iowa Wild to be named an AHL All-Star, earning the honor last week. The 6-foot, 189-pound native of Regina, Sask., was selected by the Wild in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
After a trip to Rockford on Friday, Jan. 16, Iowa returns home for a three-game home stand starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 with the Lake Erie Monsters. Iowa is holding a sport equipment drive in its first game with Lake Erie, sponsored by Scheels. For each item donated, the fan receives a ticket voucher for a future game. The drive benefits Courage League Sports. The first 1,000 fans receive an Iowa Wild Piggy Bank, presented by Mercy.
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Wild and Monsters meet again at 3 p.m. Also on Sunday, the Wild celebrates Kids WinterFest, featuring Xbox Dance Revolution, face painting, balloon artists and a sign station, presented by Fast Signs. The first 1,500 youths to the game (12 and under) receives an Iowa Wild green youth jersey, presented by KDSM FOX 17 & Scheels. The team is also hosting its first ever Baby Derby, presented by Me & Mommy To Be. Fans will be able to watch the baby’s crawl to see which is the fastest in central Iowa. Fans will also be able to purchase the Subway Combo Pack, presented by Subway and 104 More. The Subway Combo Pack includes one ticket, one hot dog, one soda and a Subway coupon, starting at just $12. The Wild also hosts a public skate after the game, presented Grip Tite. All fans are reminded to bring their skates.
The Iowa Wild 2014-15 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center, it runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com .