SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled center Krys Kolanos from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kolanos, 27 (7/27/81), has recorded 18 points (13-5=18) in 15 games with Houston this season. He is tied for the team lead with a plus-7 rating and three game-winning goals, ranks second in scoring and tied for sixth in the AHL in goals. This is the third time the 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Calgary, Alberta has been recalled by the Wild. He has collected a goal and two penalty minutes in two games with Minnesota this season. Kolanos was recalled on Nov. 3 and tallied a goal the next night at San Jose in his first NHL game since Dec. 15, 2005. The goal was his first in the NHL since Nov. 3, 2005 vs. Los Angeles. He was also recalled under emergency conditions by the Wild on Oct. 17 and did not appear in a game. Kolanos has notched 36 points (18-18=36) in 117 career NHL matches with Phoenix, Edmonton and Minnesota.
He was originally selected by the Coyotes in the first round (19th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent by the Wild on July 11, 2008.