The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Folin returns to the NHL after spending a few months at the AHL level. The defenseman has skated in 15 games with nine points (3g, 6a) this season with Iowa. Folin missed a few weeks of action after suffering an injury. He has 13 points (5g, 8a) over 28 AHL contests in his career.
The Gothenburg, Sweden native has only two assists over 14 games at the NHL level this season. Over his career, Folin 13 points (2g, 11a), 22 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating in 55 career NHL contests, all with the Wild.
Folin is in his third year of professional hockey. He 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.
In addition to Folin’s return to the NHL, Scott Wilson was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier on Monday. UMass Lowell now has five active alums in the NHL currently, the most at one point in their history. The other three include: Ron Hainsey (Carolina), Carter Hutton (Nashville) and Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg).