Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Mike Reilly from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Minnesota also announced forward Tyler Graovac has been reassigned to Iowa.
Reilly, 22 (7/13/93), has played in four games with Minnesota this season, including his NHL debut in a 2-1 victory in Dallas on Jan. 9, before being reassigned to Iowa on Jan. 17. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound blueliner leads Iowa defensemen with 21 points (5-16=21), including three power-play goals, in 40 games this season.
Last season, he collected 42 points (6-36=42) in 39 games during his junior season at the University of Minnesota and was named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist while leading all NCAA defensemen in scoring and assists. Reilly was signed by the Wild as a free agent on July 1, 2015 and wears sweater No. 4 with Minnesota.
Graovac, 22 (4/27/93), recorded two shots, one hit and won 4-of-7 faceoffs in 9:36 TOI during the Wild‘s loss in St. Louis Saturday after being recalled from Iowa earlier in the day. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ont., has skated in two games with Minnesota this season and totaled seven points (2-5=7) in 19 games with Iowa. He underwent successful bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3.
[Source: Minnesota Wild press release]