ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Cal O'Reilly from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Mike Reilly to Iowa.
O'Reilly, 31 (9/30/86), has tallied three points (1-2=3) including a shorthanded goal in five contests with Iowa this season.
The 6-foot, 188-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, recorded one assist in 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres and 50 points (9-41=50) in 62 games with the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies in the AHL last season. He added seven points (1-6=7) in 11 Calder Cup playoff games with the Marlies.
O'Reilly collected seven points (3-4=7) in 20 NHL contests with the Buffalo Sabres and 29 points (6-23=29) in 47 AHL games with Rochester during the 2015-16 season. He owns 49 points (16-33=49) in 144 career NHL contests during parts of six seasons with Nashville, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Buffalo (2008-12, 2015-17).
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 by Minnesota to a two-year, two-way contract on July 1, 2017. O'Reilly will wear sweater No. 18 with the Wild.
Reilly, 24 (7/13/93), has tallied three power-play assists in four games with Minnesota this season averaging 12:25 in TOI/game. He has also recorded one goal in one game with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound native of Chicago, Ill., owns 11 points (2-9=11) in 50 career NHL games with the Wild.
Minnesota plays at Calgary tonight at 9 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.