Minnesota Wild Assign Two Players to AHL Affiliate

Before their season finale, the Minnesota Wild reassigned forward Adam Beckman and goaltender Jesper Wallstedt to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, as they prepare for the return of forward Frederick Gaudreau.

Before their last game on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild made a move. They decided to send a couple of their younger players back to the minors. Specifically, they announced the reassignment of forward Adam Beckman and goaltender Jesper Wallstedt to the Iowa Wild, their AHL affiliate. This update aligns with previous reports. It was mentioned that Frederick Gaudreau would be back in the lineup after a personal leave.

Beckman’s been with the Wild since March 7. That’s a little over a month. During this time, he played in 11 games. But, he wasn’t on the ice much, only averaging 9:24 of game time. And in those games? He managed just two assists.

Down in the AHL, Beckman’s performance was on par with his last two seasons. He scored 16 goals and racked up 29 points across 48 games this season. Then there’s Wallstedt, one of the top goaltending prospects out there. He got called up to Minnesota three times this year. His last stint was on April 6.

Wallstedt got to play in one game during his latest call-up. It was against the San Jose Sharks on April 13. He stopped 29 of 31 shots, helping the team snag a victory. However, returning to the AHL doesn’t look too promising for either player. The Iowa Wild aren’t doing great this season. With a 25-37-4-3 record, they’re at the bottom of the Central Division.

Since both the Minnesota and Iowa Wild are set to miss the postseason, Beckman and Wallstedt won’t see any more meaningful games until the 2024-25 season. Tough break, huh?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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