SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Jonathon Blum and goaltender Johan Gustafsson (pronounced JOE-hahn GUHS-tahf-suhn) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Blum, 24 (1/30/89), has skated in four games with Minnesota this season averaging 12:13 in time on ice per game. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Long Beach, Calif., has recorded 22 points (7-15=22) and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 95 career NHL games with Nashville and Minnesota. He has tallied 18 points (4-14=18) including four power-play goals in 32 games with Iowa this season.
Gustafsson, 21 (2/28/92), is 7-7-1 with a 2.75 goals-against average (GAA), a .910 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 16 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound native of Koping, Sweden, went 20-13-0 with a 1.70 GAA, a .929 SV% and four shutouts in 33 games for Lulea HF in Sweden’s Elite League last season. Gustafsson was selected by the Wild in the sixth round (159thoverall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He has been recalled by Minnesota five times this season and has not appeared in an NHL game. Gustafsson wears sweater No. 31 with Minnesota.