SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kuemper, 22 (5/5/90), went 1-2-0 with a 2.08 goals-against-average (GAA) and a .916 save percentage (SV%) in six games (three starts) with Minnesota this season. He made his NHL debut Feb. 12 at Vancouver and won his first NHL game Feb. 17 against Detroit. Kuemper went 13-8-0 with a 1.88 GAA, a .934 SV% and four shutouts in 21 regular season games with the Aeros. Kuemper is 1-1 in two playoff starts for Houston this year stopping 67-of-70 shots faced for a 1.51 GAA, a .957 SV% and one shutout. The 6-foot-5, 207-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., was the Wild’s sixth-round selection (No. 161 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He wears No. 35 for Minnesota.