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Wild acquires forward Robbie Earl

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired LW Robbie Earl from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for LW Ryan Hamilton.


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“Robbie adds the elements of speed and energy that will strengthen our prospect base and improve team speed and attack in Houston,” said Wild Assistant General Manager Tom Lynn.

Earl, 23 (6/6/85), notched 10 points (2-8=10) and 28 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Marlies this season. The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Chicago, Illinois made his NHL debut with the Maples Leafs last season recording one assist in nine games. Earl collected 121 points (58-63=121) in 125 games in three seasons at the University of Wisconsin. He was named to the 2004 WCHA All-Rookie Team and the 2006 NCAA Championship Tournament MVP helping lead the Badgers to a 2-1 win over Boston College in the championship game.

Earl will report to the Houston Aeros, the Wild’s AHL affiliate. He was originally selected by Toronto in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

ROBBIE EARL’S CAREER STATISTICS

                         Regular Season
Season    Club      League    GP    G   A  PTS  PIM
2003-04   Wisc.       WCHA    42   14  13   27   46 
2004-05   Wisc.       WCHA    41   20  24   44   62
2005-06   Wisc.       WCHA    42   24  26   50   56
          Toronto      AHL     1    0   0    0    0
2006-07   Toronto      AHL    67   12  18   30   50
2007-08   Toronto      AHL    66   14  33   47   56
          Toronto      NHL     9    0   1    1    0 
2008-09   Toronto      AHL    36    2   8   10   28
          NHL TOTALS           9    0   1    1    0

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