The Iowa Wild is in its second season at Wells Fargo Arena as the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. As part of its affiliation, the Iowa Wild is primarily responsible for developing young prospects for the parent club in St. Paul. During the 2013-14 season, the Wild had 13 players called up the NHL. Forward Erik Haula became the first player in Iowa history to make his NHL debut after he was called up in late November. The team also ranked in the top ten of the AHL for overall attendance, averaging nearly 6,000 fans per game at Wells Fargo Arena. In its inaugural season, the Wild hosted crowds of over 6,000 17 times, including two crowds of over 10,000.
The team is heavily involved in the community with school programs such as: HyVee Wild About Reading and the Atlantic Bottling Co. Healthy Living Floor Hockey Program. The Iowa Wild also participates in fundraising efforts for numerous nonprofits in the area: including Susan G. Komen of Iowa, the ALS Association, Helmets to Hardhats, the Red Cross and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa." The team has made hundreds of donations to countless charities within the state of Iowa. The team plays in the West Division of the AHL’s Western Conference. The AHL is a 30-team league with clubs located throughout the United States and Canada. Each team acts as the primary development affiliate for its respective NHL team. Over 88% of the players in the NHL are graduates of the AHL.
For more information on the Iowa Wild, please call (515) 564-8700 or visit the team’s website at www.iowawild.com. Fans can review season ticket packages and seating maps, as well as gather information for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in securing season seats may do so by calling (515) 564-8700 and placing a $100 deposit. You may also email email@example.com for more information. Those interested in Advertising / Marketing opportunities with the club may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a community appearance or request a donation, please email email@example.com.
The Minnesota Wild is based in St. Paul, MN and play at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. They are members of the Central Division of the NHL’s Western Conference.