MINNESOTA WILD SENDS DOWELL, ZUCKER AND BULMER TO IOWA

VETERAN CENTER AND ALL-STAR FORWARD JOIN IOWA WILD

Des Moines, IA – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Sunday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned forwards Jake Dowell, Jason Zucker and Brett Bulmer.

Dowell is in his seventh pro season after playing for both Minnesota and the Houston Aeros last season. He was scoreless in two games for Minnesota and the 28-year old posted four goals with five assists for nine points in Houston. The Eau Claire, WI native is a veteran of 156 NHL contests, scoring 11 times and totaling 33 points with the Wild, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks. Dowell has also played in 248 AHL games for Houston and the Rockford IceHogs. He has 26 goals and 48 assists for 74 career AHL points. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round (#140 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Zucker enters his second season after playing in 20 games for Minnesota in 2012-13. He scored four goals and totaled five points with the Wild during his rookie campaign. He also played in 55 games for the Houston Aeros, leading the team in goals (24), shots on goal (205), power-play goals (12) and game-winning goals (8). In all, the Las Vegas skater added 26 assists and totaled 50 points with Houston. He was named to the AHL’s Western Conference All-Star team in January. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder was drafted by Minnesota in the second round (#59 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Bulmer spent the entire 2012-13 season with the Houston Aeros, playing 43 games as a rookie. The 21-year old scored four goals and added three assists for seven points. The Prince George, BC native was drafted by Minnesota in the second round (#39 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Fans will get their first look at the Iowa Wild on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena for the Green-White Scrimmage. The event is open to the public. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item (one per person). All donations will go to movethefood.org. Seating will be on a first come, first-served basis.

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 food stores. 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 begins its Inaugural season, presented by Mercy Medical Center, in October of 2013. 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. Opening Night is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 7:05 p.m. against the Oklahoma City Barons.