Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled D Shawn Belle and RW Matt Foy from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Foy, 23 (5/18/83), ranks first on the Aeros with 27 goals and 50 points (27-23=50) in 62 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward also led the team with 12 power play goals (PPG) and ranked third with 121 penalty minutes (PIM). Foy has appeared in nine games with the Wild this season, averaging 7:10 in ice time. The Oakville, Ontario-native was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft. He will wear No. 83 with the Wild.
Belle, 22 (1/3/85), recorded 18 points (4-14=18) and 73 PIM in 57 games with Houston this season. The 6-foot-2, 238-pound defenseman made his NHL debut Dec. 1 against Detroit and tallied his first NHL point the following night with an assist at Dallas on Dec. 2. Belle has notched one assist and a +4 rating in nine games with Minnesota this season, averaging 9:56 of ice time. He was acquired by the Wild in a trade with Dallas, along with Martin Skoula, in exchange for Willie Mitchell and a second round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on March 9, 2006. The St. Louis Blues originally selected the Edmonton, Alberta-native in the first round (30th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Belle will wear sweater No. 4 with Minnesota.