SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Gustav Olofsson (pronounced GOO-stahv OH-lawf-suhn) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Olofsson, 22 (12/1/94), has recorded 22 points (5-17=22) in 48 games with Iowa this season. He ranks T-2nd on the team in assists and leads team defensemen and ranks T-4th on Iowa in scoring. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Boras, Sweden, has registered two assists and 13 blocked shots in eight games with Minnesota this season, including his first career NHL points with two assists on Feb. 12 vs. Detroit. Olofsson owns two assists in 10 career NHL games with Minnesota and has collected 40 points (8-32=40) in 109 career AHL games. He was selected by the Wild in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and wears sweater No. 23 with Minnesota.
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