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Wild Shuffles the Deck with Three Roster Moves

January 17, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Iowa Wild News Release

Des Moines, IA - Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced on Friday that the team has signed forwards Broc Little and Mike Ullrich to professional tryout agreements (PTO). Mill also announced the team has assigned forward Taylor Matson to the Orlando Solar Bears, Iowa's ECHL affiliate.

Ullrich was among the scoring leaders for the Orlando Solar Bears at the time of his recall, posting nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points in 31 games played. His 19 assists led the Bears and he was second with a .90 points per game average. The Banff, AB native played in three AHL games earlier this season with Manchester, scoring his first AHL goal. The third-year pro has spent the majority of his career in the ECHL and CHL.

Little joins the Wild after playing in 20 AHL games for Springfield this season, scoring three goals and totaling eight points. He spent the last two seasons in Sweden, playing for AIK (SEL) and Vasteras IK (Swe-1). During the 2012-13 season, the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder scored 16 times and totaled 46 points in 55 games for AIK. In 2011-12, he scored 35 goals and totaled 66 points in 51 games for Vasteras IK. Little played four seasons at Yale University from 2007-11, scoring 72 goals and racking up 142 points in 131 ECAC games.

Matson returns to Orlando, where he played in six games with two goals and three points earlier this season. Matson also has played in 29 games for Iowa, scoring three goals and adding an assist.

Iowa continues a three-game homestand on Friday with the Lake Erie Monsters at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday at 12:35 p.m. Friday's game includes a PB&J Drive, presented by Zeroez. Fans are asked to bring jars of peanut butter or jelly to donate for Movethefood.org. Those who donate receive a voucher for a ticket to an upcoming Iowa Wild home game. Friday is also $2 Beer Night, presented by 100.3 The Bus. Every Friday, fans (21 and over) may purchase $2.00 ten-ounce domestic drafts through the first period of play. Saturday is the first matinee home game with the 12:35 p.m. faceoff. The team celebrates Kids Winterfest with plenty of kids' activities on the concourse and the first 5,000 fans receive ThunderSticks. It is also a Subway Family Four Pack Night. Fans may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four Subway BOGO coupons for as low as $44.

Fans may purchase single game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website - www.Iowawild.com, Wells Fargo Arena box office or Dahl's Ticketing. Tickets are available online at www.iowawild.com 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 www.iowawild.com.


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