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Prospect Report: March 7, 2018

Iowa Wild's 66 points are already its third-most in franchise history

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, collected points in both of its games against Manitoba last weekend (1-0-1) and has earned points in 34 of its last 45 contests (24-11-10). 

The Wild sits at 66 points through 56 games this season, already its third-most in a single-season in the team's five-year history.

Iowa ranks third in the league in fewest power-play goals against (34) and T-6th with an 84.6 penalty kill percentage (187-for-221) this season. The Wild is T-9th with 46 power-play goals and with a 18.7 power-play percentage. Iowa also ranks fourth in the AHL in fewest total PIM (635). 

Iowa took a point in its first contest against Manitoba with a 5-4 overtime loss Saturday at Bell MTS Place (3/3). F Zack Mitchell led the Wild with two points (1-1=2) while F Sam Anas, F Cal O'Reilly and F Ryan White each scored. G Niklas Svedberg stopped 28-of-33 shots. 

The Wild defeated the Moose in the second contest, 4-3, Sunday in Manitoba (3/4). F Kurtis Gabriel (0-2=2), Mitchell (1-1=2), D Ryan Murphy (0-2=2) and D Carson Soucy (0-2=2) each led the team with two points. F Pat Cannone, D Zach Palmquist and White netted a goal apiece and G Steve Michalek made 35 saves. 

O'Reilly leads the Wild with 45 points (10-35=45) in 55 games this season - just one point shy of tying the franchise record for most points by a Wild player in a single season. He also ranks T-6th in the league in assists and T-18th in scoring. 

Anas ranks second on the team with 44 points (20-24=44) in 50 games and ranks T-4th in the AHL with three shootout goals. F Justin Kloos ranks third with 38 points (16-22=38) and ranks T-7th amongst AHL rookies in PPG (7) and scoring, T-9th in goals and 11th in assists. 

Svedberg is 16-10-5 with a 2.48 GAA, a .920 SV% and two shutouts in 31 games this season and Michalek is 10-5-4 with a 3.03 GAA and a .909 SV% in 19 contests. 

Iowa finishes its six-game road trip, visiting Texas Wednesday and San Antonio Friday before hosting Manitoba Sunday and heading back out on the road to Rockford Tuesday. 

To download the complete prospect report, please click here. For more information on the Iowa Wild, please visit iowawild.com or follow @IAWild on Twitter.

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