Wild's 2014 top pick Alex Tuch to make NHL debut

Alex Tuch. Photo credit: Minnesota Wild.

Alex Tuch is ready to make his NHL debut. The Minnesota Wild has recalled Tuch from the AHL Iowa Wild on Thursday, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced. The 20-year-old forward was the team’s first round draft pick in 2014.

Tuch has 22 points in 34 games during his rookie season with Iowa, including 6 points in his last 4 games. The 6’4, 217-pound native of Syracuse, New York represented the Iowa Wild at the AHL All-Star Classic, collecting 3 points in a Central Division win.

Tuch had 62 points in 77 games during two seasons at Boston College. He tallied 34 points in 40 games as a sophomore, leading BC to the NCAA Frozen Four.

Alex Tuch will wear jersey No. 53 with the Wild.

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