The Minnesota Wild has swapped a couple of forwards with Iowa, its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. The club has recalled forward Erik Haula from the Iowa Wild and reassigned forward Jason Zucker to Iowa.
Haula has recorded 14 points (7-7=14) in 20 games with Iowa this season. The 22-year-old ranks tied for first on the team in scoring and power-play goals with four, is tied for second in goals and tied for third in assists. Haula recorded three points (2-1=3) and a plus-4 rating in Iowa’s 4-2 win at Abbotsford last night. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound native of Pori, Finland, recorded an assist in his NHL debut on Nov. 29 vs. Colorado and owns two assists in six games with Minnesota this season. Haula was selected by the Wild in the seventh round (182nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and wears jersey No. 56 with Minnesota.
Zucker was recalled on Dec. 10 and appeared in Wednesday’s game at Anaheim. The 21-year-old has registered 18 shots in seven games with Minnesota this season and owns seven points (4-3=7) in 33 career NHL games with the Wild. Zucker has tallied 12 points (7-5=12) and 49 penalty minutes (PIM) in 16 games with Iowa this season. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward was born in Newport Beach, Calif., and raised in Las Vegas, Nev.