Iowa Wild Sign Collin Bowman


The Iowa Wild have signed yet another player to a professional tryout (PTO). This time it’s defenseman Collin Bowman of the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL.

Bowman comes to Iowa having posted some impressive numbers with the Colorado Eagles this season. He’s got 13 goals and 20 assists through 43 games. That’s a sharp increase from last season where he posted five goals and 21 assists through 66 games split between the San Francisco Bulls (who are no longer a team) and the Bakersfield Condors.

Bowman will make his AHL debut when he joins the lineup over the weekend when the Iowa Wild play three games in three days. He’s a third year pro who moved into the ECHL after a long career in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets, Moose Jaw Warriors, and Calgary Hitmen.

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Bowman has posted some impressive offensive totals, but also boasts good size at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds.

In case you’ve missed the flurry of activity in Iowa, they’ve brought in defenseman Joe Stejskal, ECHL rookie scoring leader Greg Wolfe, and defenseman Joel Chouinard.

The team also brought up three other rookies last week when they recalled Olivier Archambault and Ryan Walters from the Alaska Aces and signed Joe Perry from the Quad City Mallards.

There may be a lot of new faces on the Wild as they take on the Texas Stars Friday and Saturday, then welcome the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday afternoon. All three games till take place at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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