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Wild Recalls Defenseman Kurtis Foster

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

MINNESOTA WILD RECALLS DEFENSEMAN KURTIS FOSTER

   

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 Kurtis Foster (cr. Kirk Sides)
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Kurtis Foster from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).

    Foster, 23 (11/24/81), ranked first among AHL defensemen in scoring with 15 points (4-11=15), including one power play goal in 19 games with the Aeros this season.  The 6-foot-5, 235-pound blueliner was a +2 and also notched 32 penalty minutes (PIM).  He spent the 2004-05 season with the AHL’s Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and posted 42 points (17-25=42) and 95 PIM in 78 games and ranked fourth on the team in scoring.  The Carp, Ontario-native was the top Cincinnati defenseman in goals, assists and points, while skating to a +16 rating.  Foster also added five points (2-3=5) to go along with 28 PIM in nine playoff games.

    He was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on August 4, 2005.  Foster was originally selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames and has tallied one assist in five NHL games.  He will wear sweater #26 with Minnesota.

Kurtis Foster’s Career Statistics

                         
Season Club  Lge  GP  Pts  PIM  GP  Pts  PIM 

1997-98 

 Peterborough

OHL 

39 

 45

 4

 0

 0

 0

 2

1998-99 

 Peterborough

OHL 

 54

 2

 13

 15

 59

 5

 0

 0

 0

 2

 1999-00

 Peterborough

 OHL

 68

 6

 18

 24

 116

 5

 1

 2

 3

 4

 2000-01

 Peterborough

 OHL

 62

 17

 24

 41

 78

 7

 1

 1

 2

 10

 2001-02

 Peterborough

 OHL

 33

 10

 4

 14

 58

 

 --

 --

 --

 --

 

 Chicago

 AHL

 75

15 

 27

 42

 159

 9

 1

 3

 4

 14

 2003-04

 Atlanta

 NHL

 3

 0

 1

 1

 0

 --

 --

 --

 --

 --

 

 Chicago

 AHL

 67

 11

 19

 30

 95

 10

 0

 3

 3

 12

 2004-05

 Cincinnati

 AHL

 78

 17

 25

 42

 71

 9

 2

 3

 5

 28

 2005-06

 Houston

 AHL

 19

 4

 11

 15

 19

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 --

 --

 --

 

 NHL Totals

 

 5

 0

 1

 1

 0

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