The Wild has recalled defenseman Stu Bickel (BIH-kuhl) and F Jordan Schroeder (SHRAY-duhr) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bickel, 28 (10/2/86), has totaled three assists and 12 shots, leading Iowa with 30 penalty minutes (PIM) in nine games this season. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Chanhassen, Minn., totaled an assist, 19 PIM, seven hits and five blocked shots in five preseason games with Minnesota, spending time as both a defenseman and forward. He’s totaled nine assists and 157 PIM in 67 career NHL games, adding 16 PIM in 18 playoff contests, all with the New York Rangers (2011-13). Bickel signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 1 and wears jersey No. 4 with Minnesota.
Schroeder, 24 (9/29/90), leads Iowa in points (11), assists (7) and shots (37) in 12 games this season. The 5-foot-9, 176-pound native of Prior Lake, Minn., has totaled 15 points (6-9=15) and 53 shots in 56 career NHL games, during parts of two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks (2012-14). Schroeder was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed as a free agent with the Wild on July 11 and wears jersey No. 10 with Minnesota.
Both former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Bickel and Schroeder will become the 19th and 20th Minnesotans to skate with the Wild in franchise history if they appear in a game with Minnesota.
Minnesota hosts Buffalo at Xcel Energy Center tomorrow at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.