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Wild reassigns three to Iowa

Kunin, Mitchell tallied first NHL goals on Thursday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / http://www.wild.com

ST. PAUL - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned forwards Joel Eriksson Ek , Luke Kunin and Zack Mitchell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Eriksson Ek, 20 (1/29/97), has tallied three points (1-2=3) in nine games with Minnesota this season and ranks T-3rd on the team with 21 shots on goal and averages 13:05 in TOI/game. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound native of Karlstad, Sweden, owns 10 points (4-6=10) in 24 career NHL games with the Wild.

Kunin, 19 (12/4/97), has recorded three points (1-2=3) in six contests with Minnesota this season averaging 13:49 in TOI/game. He tallied his first career NHL goal on Oct. 26 against the New York Islanders to become the first player in team history to score his first career NHL goal shorthanded. The 6-foot, 193-pound native of Chesterfield, Mo., made his NHL debut against Columbus on Oct. 14 and recorded two assists for his first career NHL points at Calgary on Oct. 21. Kunin has also notched two points (1-1=2) and four penalty minutes (PIM) in two matches with Iowa this season.

Mitchell, 24 (1/7/93), has tallied one assist in four games with Minnesota this season and averages 9:34 in TOI/game. He notched his first career NHL point with an assist vs. Columbus on Oct. 14 and recorded his first career NHL goal against the New York Islanders on Oct. 26. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Orangeville, Ont., has also recorded two assists in four contests with Iowa this season. Mitchell owns two points (1-1=2) in 16 career NHL games with the Wild.

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