Olivier Archambault Called Up To Iowa Wild


If you read our posts on Minnesota Wild prospects, you’ve seen us talk about him recently. Now Olivier Archambault is being called up to the Iowa Wild and may make his Iowa Wild debut Tuesday night in Des Moines.

The 21-year-old winger was signed by the Iowa Wild out of camp, but was assigned to the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. In Anchorage he thrived, posting 33 points (18-15-33) in 32 games to lead the team in both goals and points.

Archambault has been good enough in his rookie campaign to earn a few honors along the way, including being named the ECHL Rookie of the Month for November and being named to the ECHL All Star Game. (Which he may not play in now. Same goes for Quad City Mallards goaltender Parker Milner, who was named an alternate to the All Star Game, as he’s been called up to Iowa with Darcy Kuemper out in Minnesota.)

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Archambault was originally a Montreal Canadiens 4th round draftee, but the team moved on after he posted 48 points in 38 games during his final year of QMJHL eligibility.

Archambault could debut with Iowa tonight, as the team returns to Des Moines following a long road trip that saw them take down a couple of tough teams in the Utica Comets and Texas Stars.

There was a nice outpouring of support for Archambault following the announcement. He seems well loved by his teammates.