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Minnesota recalls O'Reilly from Iowa

Forward is tied for first on AHL roster with 38 points this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton on Monday announced the NHL club has recalled forward Cal O'Reilly from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

O'Reilly, 32 (9/30/86), ranks T-1st with 38 points (8-30=38) in 43 games with Iowa this season. He ranks first on the team in assists and power-play assists (15) and T-5th in power-play goals (3) while ranking T-9th in the League in PPA and 15th in assists. The 6-foot, 188-pound native of Toronto, Ont., represented the Wild at the 2019 AHL All-Star Game to earn his fifth AHL All-Star Classic appearance, the second-most all-time in AHL history. He has become the all-time franchise leader in assists this season (79). The left-shot forward set franchise records for most assists (49) and points (64) in 75 games with Iowa last season, including a franchise-best seven-game assist streak. He owns 49 points (16-33=49) in 145 career NHL contests during parts of seven seasons with Nashville, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Minnesota (2008-12, 2015-2018).

O'Reilly was originally selected by Nashville in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 1, 2017 and made his Wild debut against Calgary on Oct. 21, 2017. He will wear sweater No. 8 with Minnesota.

Minnesota hosts Anaheim Tuesday at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.

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