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Iowa Releases Toivonen, Re-Signs McKenzie

March 5, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Iowa Wild News Release

Des Moines, IA - Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced on Wednesday that goalie Hannu Toivonen has been released from a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO). Mill also announced that forward Jim McKenzie has signed a new PTO.

McKenzie has played in 24 games for Iowa this season, scoring three times and adding five assists for eight points. The rugged right wing has also racked up 36 penalty minutes. The seventh-year pro has played in 91 career American Hockey League games, totaling seven goals and 17 points.

Toivonen made one appearance for Iowa, allowing eight goals on 25 shots in a 9-1 loss at Milwaukee on Friday. The veteran goalie made five AHL appearances this season, going 1-2-1 with a 4.87 GAA and a .838 SV%. He returns to Toledo of the ECHL.

The Iowa Wild remains on a five-game road trip with two stops in Grand Rapids and one in Milwaukee prior to returning home on Sunday, Mar. 16 at 5:05 p.m. to host San Antonio. The first 2,500 fans receives a Jason Zucker bobblehead. Fans may purchase the Subway Family Four Pack for Sunday's game, which includes: four hot dogs, four sodas and four tickets, starting at $44. Sunday's game marks the beginning of a six-game homestand. The team also welcomes Texas, Grand Rapids and Charlotte over the home stretch.

Fans may purchase single game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website -, Wells Fargo Arena box office or Dahl's Ticketing. Tickets are available online at under the single game tickets tab. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS (32457) or by visiting one of 13 Dahl's Food Stores locations in the greater Des Moines area, and in Ames. In order to purchase group tickets (10 or more), please call the Iowa Wild ticketing department at 515-564-8700. Fans interested in buying full season, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to

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