Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Alex Tuch from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Tuch, 20, has collected 22 points (11-11=22) and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 34 games during his rookie season with Iowa. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound native of Syracuse, N.Y., has tallied six points (4-2=6) in his last four games and leads the team with a plus-10 rating, ranks second in goals and T-2nd in scoring. He represented Iowa at the AHL All-Star Classic and tallied three points (2-1=3) to help the Central Division win the AHL All-Star Game on Monday.
Tuch recorded 62 points (32-30=62) in 77 games during two seasons at Boston College. He tallied 34 points (18-16=34) in 40 games in his sophomore campaign last year as the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. Tuch led Boston College in scoring and ranked second in goals in 2014-15 and was named to the 2015 Hockey East All-Rookie Team. He represented the United States at the 2015 World Junior Championship and won a gold medal with the United States at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship. Tuch was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and has not appeared in a NHL game. He will wear jersey No. 53 with the Wild.