Iowa Wild

ECHL: Heartlanders Give Qualifying Offers to Goaltending Duo, Six More

Coralville, Iowa- On July 7, ECHL teams had to make their eight qualifying offers. This allows teams to re-sign choice players and further protect the rights of players on ECHL contracts from the previous season. Iowa has tendered the following offers: Goaltender (2): Drew DeRidder, Peyton Jones Defensemen (3): Ben Brinkman, Louka Henault, Hunter Lellig […]

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AHL: Hunter Jones, Five More Head North to Laval

Laval, Quebec- On July 2, the Laval Rocket of the AHL announced the signing of 2019 NHL Draft Second Round Pick Hunter Jones to a two-way contract. Laval also signed one-way contracts with forwards Laurent Dauphin and Vincent Arseneau and defensemen Vincent Sevigny, Joshua Jacobs, and Tyler Wotherspoon. Jones, a native of Brampton, Ontario, will […]

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Winnipeg Signs Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen to One-Year Contract

The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen to a one-year contract worth $1 million total. Kaapo Kahkonen will likely serve as the backup goaltender to Connor Hellebuyck and create some more cushion on the teams’ depth charts. The 27-year-old was drafted 109th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. Kahkonen […]

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ECHL: Iowa Heartlanders Hire Key Assistant, Announce Season-Ending Roster

Coralville, Iowa- On June 18th, Derek Damon made his first new hiring since having his coaching staff poached. His associate, Joe Exter, was poached by a junior hockey club, and training staff got promoted to the AHL’s Iowa Wild. Kevin Schmidt will complete the coaching staff, joining Damon and Video Coach Eric Michaud as the […]

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Iowa Heartlanders Announce 2024-25 Protected List

Coralville, Iowa- On Monday, June 10th, the Iowa Heartlanders and the other 26 returning ECHL teams announced their protected lists. This list allows a team priority negotiation for ECHL-level contracts with players who last played for their team, similar to restricted free agency at the NHL level. Protected Players On The Heartlanders Active Roster During […]

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Damon Severson IIHF Team Canada

Catching Up With Blue Jacket’s Players in the IIHF World Championship Part Two

Last week I wrote an article detailing the Columbus Blue Jacket’s representation at the IIHF World Championship tournament. The five players that are participating are Elvis Merzlikins (Latvia), Damon Severson (Canada), Gavin Brindley (USA), Johnny Gaudreau (USA), and Zach Werenski (USA). As of Thursday, May 23, only one player from that list is moving on […]

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Manitoba Moose vs Iowa Wild

AHL Game Recap: Manitoba Moose vs Iowa Wild (04/14/2024)

The final regular season home game of the Manitoba Moose’s 2023-24 AHL season has come to an end. The Moose are in an AHL Calder Cup playoff spot, but home playoff games played remains to be seen. The Canada Life Centre came alive for the Manitoba Moose as they welcomed the Iowa Wild for game […]

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Thomas Milic, Manitoba Moose vs Toronto Marlies, March 29th. Photo via Manitoba Moose website // Captured by Jonathan Kozub

AHL Game Recap: Manitoba Moose vs Iowa Wild (04/13/2024)

The Manitoba Moose welcomed the Iowa Wild to the Canada Life Centre for game one of a two-game weekend series. The Moose needed a big win to clinch a playoff spot following Chicago losing their game. Did you miss the game? Don’t worry! We have you covered with this exclusive Inside The Rink game recap. […]

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PHOTOS: Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars – 03/30/2024

CEDAR PARK, Texas – Saturday night, the Texas Stars defeated the visiting Iowa Wild 2-1 thanks to a 26-save performance from rookie goaltender Ben Kraws, in his first professional game since joining the Stars from St. Lawrence University (NCAA) on an amateur tryout. The Stars got on the board first in the first period when […]

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PHOTOS: Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars – 03/29/2024

CEDAR PARK, Texas – Friday night, the visiting Iowa Wild defeated the Texas Stars 4-3.The Wild got off to a quick start scoring, just 34 seconds into the first period when Turner Elson jammed a puck past Stars netminder Matt Murray. Curtis Mckenzie tied the game 1-1 when he deflected a backhand shot from Mavrik […]

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