Christian Folin recalled from Iowa to Minnesota Wild

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Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/Steve Babineau/Getty Images)
Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/Steve Babineau/Getty Images) Christian Folin Christian Folin recalled from Iowa to Minnesota Wild ChristianFolinMIN
Christian Folin returns to NHL. (Photo/Steve Babineau/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned forward Jordan Schroeder to Iowa.

Folin spent only two games done in the AHL where he tallied a goal with no penalty minutes. Over his career in Iowa he has five points (3g, 2a) with four penalty minutes.

Prior to his being reassigned to Iowa, Folin skated in 14 games for the Wild with two assists and nine PIM. In his last NHL contest, the defenseman recorded a single shot against the Winnipeg Jets and his former college teammate Connor Hellebuyck who was making his NHL debut.

Folin now has 13 points (2g, 11a) with 22 PIM and a plus-7 rating in 55 career NHL contests with the Wild.

The Gothenburg, Sweden native is in his third year of professional hockey. Folin signed a two-year entry level contract with the Wild following the conclusion of his sophomore season with the UMass Lowell River Hawks. The defenseman re-signed with the Wild this offseason to a two-year deal.

Prior to turning pro, Folin tallied 41 points (12g, 29a) with 55 penalty minutes and plus-27 rating over 79 games with the River Hawks. During his time in Lowell, Folin also helped the River Hawks to their first ever Hockey East regular season title, Hockey East tournament championship and trip to the Frozen Four. Folin was also part of the UMass Lowell team to win back-to-back Hockey East tournament titles.

Christian’s little brother Niklas Folin is a freshman defenseman with the River Hawks this season.

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