The Minnesota Wild has recalled forward Mikael Granlund from the Houston Aeros, the club's American Hockey League affiliate.
Granlund scored six points (1-5=6) in 19 games with Minnesota this season and registered a goal in his NHL debut vs. Colorado on Jan. 19. The 5-foot-10, 186-pound native of Oulu, Finland has recorded 28 points (10-18=28) in 29 games with the Aeros this season. The 21-year-old tallied seven points (2-5=7) in nine games with Houston after being reassigned from Minnesota on March 12. He was named the AHL Rookie of the Month for October scoring 10 points (3-7=10) and a plus-5 rating in seven games.
Granlund was Minnesota’s first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He wears sweater No. 64 with the Wild.
Minnesota plays at the Los Angeles Kings tonight at 9:30 pm CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.
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