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Wild re-signs defenseman Erik Reitz

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 re-signed defenseman Erik Reitz (pronounced REETZ) to a 2008-09 contract.


Reitz, 25 (7/29/82), posted 34 points (8-26=34) including five power play goals and 99 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2007-08. He ranked fourth on the team in scoring despite missing 31 games due to injury, finished second among Aeros defensemen with a plus-11 rating and was named a starter for the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team. Reitz appeared in Game Five and Game Six of the Wild’s Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Colorado Avalanche and skated in three Calder Cup Playoff games with Houston. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native of Detroit, Mich., has played six career games with the Wild, accruing four PIM. 

He was Minnesota’s sixth-round selection (170th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Reitz made his NHL debut with the Wild on April 7, 2006, at Calgary.  As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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