The Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild, will move from the Midwest Division to the West Division for the 2014-15 season. From a news release from the Iowa Wild:
The Minnesota Wild has signed forward Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way contract.
Last season, the 27-year-old skated for the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate. In 25 games he scored a goal and added an assists to go along with 87 penalty minutes.
Nicknamed “The Wrecker” for his physical play, the Brookfield Wis., native has appeared in 26 NHL games with the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, racking up 105 PIM.
The Wild picked up seven prospects on Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in rounds 2 through 7. The Lighthouse was on location at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and made a few observations:
The Wild made the third round a little more interesting at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia.
The first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is in the books here at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. As we look forward to (a long) Day 2 tomorrow, rounds two through seven, let’s first look at a couple of highlights from the first round:
Happy Draft Day from Philadelphia (well, technically, the NHL Entry Draft is spread over two days, with the first round tonight, but you know what we mean).
The Lighthouse is in the home of American Independence, the Liberty Bell and, of course, the Philly Cheesesteak (cheesesteak count is at one, today). Oh yeah, and the site of this year’s NHL Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Xcel Energy Center Hockey Lodge will be closed Saturday, June 28th through Sunday, July 6th for store cleaning. The Hockey Lodge will reopen at 11am on Monday, July 7th. Our Maplewood Mall and Southdale Center stores will remain open during this time.
The 2014-15 season may still be a good three months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to it now.
Bring the headphones to work (or if you’re like the Lighthouse in the summer, to the beach) on Friday because Wild.com is streaming a live event.
Minnesota Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo and General Manager Chuck Fletcher will host a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, and speak to the media about the bench boss’s recent contract extension.
Even though you’re not a member of the working media, you can catch Q & A session, live as it happens, streaming on Wild.com’s homepage or through the team’s official app. Everyone enjoys a little hockey talk in the summer, amiright? Follow the team on Twitter @mnwild for more details on Friday.