The Minnesota Wild has assigned defenseman Mathew Dumba
from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The 18-year-old posted 42 points (16-26=42), including six power play goals (PPG), and was a plus-10 with 80 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 regular-season games for Red Deer this season. Dumba added four points (2-2=4), including two PPG, in nine playoff games.
The 6-foot, 182-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, started the season with Minnesota and was reassigned to the Rebels Jan. 27 without appearing in a game with the Wild. Dumba was the Wild’s first-round pick (No. 7 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.