The Minnesota Wild announced today that they have recalled Alex Tuch. Tuch is expected to play for Minnesota on Saturday in what will be his NHL debut.
After going pro at the end of last season, Tuch has played for the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s AHL affiliate. He is second on Iowa’s roster in points (22) and goals (11) despite missing a few games due to injury. Tuch leads the AHL Wild with a +10 rating.
Over the weekend, Tuch played in the AHL All Star Game as a replacement player, but proved that he deserved to be there all along. He scored 2 goals and recorded 1 assist throughout the All Star events, helping the Central Team to earn the All Star Game win.
Tuch will be the only former Boston College player on Minnesota’s roster on Saturday, but fellow BC alumnus Adam Gilmour also plays for the Iowa Wild. Gilmour has 10 points in 42 games for Iowa.
If all goes as expected, you can watch Tuch make his NHL debut on Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 PM EST as the Wild face off against the Vancouver Canucks.