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Wild Recalls Mike Reilly, Reassigns Christian Folin To Iowa Wild

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Mike Reilly from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Christian Folin (pronounced FOE-lin) to Iowa.

Reilly, 22 (7/13/93), has collected nine points (2-7=9) including two power-play goals in 23 games with Iowa this season. He leads team defenseman in scoring and his point total ranks tied for seventh amongst AHL rookie defensemen. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound blueliner collected 42 points (6-36=42) in 39 games during his junior season at the University of Minnesota in 2014-15. He was named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist and led NCAA defensemen in scoring and assists. Reilly also led the NCAA with 19 power-play assists and ranked tied for third in the nation with 21 power-play points (2-19=21) and tied forth eighth with a plus-25 rating. He helped the U.S. Men’s National Team win a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championship recording one assist in 10 games. Reilly was signed by the Wild as a free agent on July 1, 2015 and has not appeared in an NHL game. He will wear sweater No. 4 with Minnesota.

Folin, 24 (2/9/91), has collected two assists and nine penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games with Minnesota and one goal and five shots on goal in two games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-4, 219-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden, owns 13 points (2-11=13), 22 PIM and a plus-7 rating in 55 career NHL contests with the Wild. He has tallied five points (3-2=5) in 15 career AHL contests with Iowa.

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