Iowa Wild issued the following announcement on Jan. 4.
Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Louie Belpedio from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Belpedio, 23, has collected 13 points (2g, 11a) and 49 penalty minutes (PIM) in 35 games with Iowa this season. He leads the team in PIM, ranks second in shots on goal (98) and second amongst team defensemen in scoring. Belpedio owns 36 points (8g, 28a) and 99 PIM in 115 career AHL games with Iowa.
The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Skokie, Ill., has appeared in three NHL games with Minnesota. He recorded two assists in his NHL debut at San Jose on April 7, 2018, to become the first rookie in franchise history to record two points in his debut. The Wild selected Belpedio in the third round (80th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He wears sweater No. 47 with Minnesota.
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