DES MOINES, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Kuemper, 24 (5/5/90), is 13-12-2 with a 2.62 goals-against average (GAA), a .904 SV% and three shutouts in 29 games with Minnesota this season. He stopped all 14 shots faced in a relief effort at Detroit on Jan. 20 after missing the previous seven games with a lower-body injury. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., is 26-22-6 with a 2.49 GAA, a .910 SV% and five shutouts in 61 career NHL games with the Wild. Last year, he played in 17 AHL games for Iowa, going 7-10-0 with a 2.47 G.A.A. and a .929 SV %. For his AHL career, Kuemper is 26-23-4 with a 2.18 G.A.A and a .930 SV %, to go along with six shutouts.
Iowa now returns home after the All-Star break, facing 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.