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WILD RECALLS KUEMPER, GUSTAFSSON RETURNS FROM ALASKA

Posted February 09, 2015 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IA  – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Sunday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced the club has recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from Alaska, Iowa’s ECHL affiliate.

Kuemper, 24 (5/5/90), is 13-12-2 with a 2.62 goals-against average (GAA), a .904 save percentage (SV%) and three shutouts in 29 games with Minnesota this season. He went 2-3-0 with a 3.22 GAA, a .891 SV% and one shutout in five starts with Iowa after being assigned on Jan. 26 for a conditioning assignment. 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.

Gustafsson, returns from Alaska, where he posted a 4-1-0 record with a 2.96 GAA and an .899 SV%. The second-year pro is Iowa’s all-time goaltending leader for games played (66), wins, minutes played (3,669) and saves (1,737). He is 19-37-4 in two seasons with Iowa, posting a 3.14 GAA and a .900 SV %. This season, the Koping, Sweden native is 7-16-1 with a 3.39 GAA and a .896 SV% with Iowa. Gustafsson was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round (#159 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Iowa concludes a four-game road trip with a stop in Hamilton on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The Wild returns home at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 to face the Texas Stars, the start of a three-game home stand. Before Friday’s game, the Wild is holding a Career Fair from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Career Fair is free, and any participants taking part in the fair receives a free ticket to Friday’s game. On Saturday Feb. 14, Iowa hosts Texas and is celebrating Pink in The Rink. The first 7,500 fans at Saturday’s game receive a pink LED light, presented by Susan G. Komen of Iowa and 1700 The Champ. As part of Pink In The Rink, Iowa dons pink-in-the-rink themed specialty jerseys. After the game, the team is holding a live postgame jersey auction, with the proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen of Iowa. Fans may purchase the Brewdog Pack, presented by Legends American Grill. The package starts at $15 per fan, consisting of a ticket, a Wild puck, a hot dog and a beer at the game. Fans also receive a beer at Legends American Grill – downtown location.
Iowa finishes its three-game home stand at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.15 against the Oklahoma City Barons. Sunday’s game is Crash’s birthday party, where the team celebrates with a superhero and mascot party. Numerous local mascots and super heroes will be on hand to help ring in Crash’s big day. The first 1,500 fans at Sunday’s game will receive an Iowa Wild insulated lunch bag, sponsored by Star 102.5. Fans may purchase the More 104 Subway Combo Pack, which starts at $12 per person, including a ticket, a hot dog, a soda and a Subway coupon.

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 <http://www.iowawild.com/> .





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