SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned forward Alex Tuch (pronounced TUHK) to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Tuch, 20 (5/10/96), made his NHL debut on Feb. 4 at Vancouver after being recalled on Feb. 2. He collected seven shots and averaged 11:54 in TOI/game in three games with Minnesota. Tuch has recorded 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., ranks T-1st on the team with a plus-10 rating, 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 Jan. 30. Tuch was selected by the Wild in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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