DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced on Monday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has released defenseman Nicholas Rioux from a professional tryout agreement (PTO).
Rioux returns to Quad City Mallards of the ECHL after playing in two games this past weekend for Iowa. Over two separate stints this season, the defenseman has been held without a point in five games. He has spent the majority of this season with Quad City, playing in 31 games for the Mallards with two goals and 12 assists for 14 points. The fourth-year pro played in 58 games for the Mallards last year, posting career highs of five goals and 27 assists for 32 points. He was also among the team leaders with a +16 rating. For his AHL career, the 28-year old has played in 13 AHL games (all with Iowa) without registering a point.
Iowa finishes its three-game home stand on Thursday, Jan. 22 against Rockford at 7 p.m. It is also a Throwback Thursday game, where fans may purchase hot dogs for a dollar, sponsored by 95 KGGO. Also on Thursday, fans may send pictures to the Wild (via social media) of themselves in hockey jerseys or while skating, for a chance to win prizes. Additionally, those who bring a Subway receipt may purchase a ticket for $5 at the box office.
After stops in Milwaukee and Grand Rapids, Iowa heads into the All-Star break. Aftet the mid-season classic, Iowa returns home to face Grand Rapids on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., kicking off a three-game home stand. It’s also a Throwback Thursday, where fans may purchase sodas for one dollar, presented by 95 KGGO. On Friday, Jan. 30, the Wild hosts the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Also on Friday, Iowa celebrates Military Appreciation Night, where the first 1500 fans receive camou koozies, sponsored by NASH 92.5. Friday’s game is also a $2 Beer Night, presented by 100.3 The Bus. Fans may purchase 10-ounce domestic beers through the first period of play. Iowa finishes its home stand against Hamilton on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The Wild will also hold AHA Heart Day, where the first 2500 fans receive mini sticks, presented by ABC 5 WOI-TV.
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 .