Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Zac Dalpe (pronounced dahl-pee) and defenseman Christian Folin (pronounced FOE-lin) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Dalpe, 26 (11/1/89), has collected three goals, 24 penalty minutes (PIM) and 26 shots on goal in eight games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Paris, Ont., had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Nov. 5, 2015, and returned to action on Feb. 18 before suffering a knee injury on Feb. 24.
Dalpe tallied three points (1-2=3) in 21 games with the Buffalo Sabres and 28 points (16-12=28) in 44 contests with the Rochester Americans (AHL) last season. He led Rochester in goals and ranked third on the team with 130 shots. Dalpe ranked third in scoring amongst AHL rookies and was named to the 2011 AHL All-Rookie Team.
He played two seasons at Ohio State University (2008-10) and was named to the 2010 CCHA First All-Star Team and the 2009 CCHA All-Rookie Team. Dalpe owns 20 points (10-10=20) in 117 career NHL matches in parts of five seasons with Carolina, Vancouver and Buffalo.
He was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Dalpe was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2015 and will wear sweater No. 27 with the Wild.
Folin, 25 (2/9/91), has collected three assists and 11 PIM in 24 games with Minnesota this season and 13 points (4-9=13) in 28 contests with Iowa. The 6-foot-4, 219-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden, owns 14 points (2-12=14), 24 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 65 career NHL contests with the Wild.[Minnesota Wild press release]