SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Carson McMillan from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
McMillan, 25 (9/10/88), has tallied six points (2-4=6) including one game-winning goal and a plus-4 rating in seven games with Iowa this season. He ranks tied for first on the team in scoring and plus-minus rating. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Brandon, Man., has registered five points (2-3=5), a plus-2 rating and 11 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 career NHL contests with Minnesota. He tallied 18 points (9-9=18), 31 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 64 games with Houston last season and ranked tied for third in the AHL with three shorthanded goals. McMillan skated in 11 NHL games with Minnesota in 2011-12 and notched three points (1-2=3). He appeared in four games with the Wild in 2010-11 and scored his first-career NHL goal in his NHL debut at Detroit on April 3, 2011 (Jimmy Howard).
McMillan was originally selected by the Wild in the seventh-round (No. 200 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He wears sweater No. 45 for Minnesota.