Iowa Wild Sign Nicholas Rioux


The Iowa Wild have signed defenseman Nicholas Rioux to a professional tryout.

This is Rioux’s third PTO with the Wild this season. He’s played five total games with Iowa, through which he’s taken four shots, has a plus-1 rating, and no points.

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He’s spent the rest of the season playing with the Quad City Mallards in the ECHL. He’s played 53 games for the Mallards, scoring three goals and 19 assists with a plus-10 rating and 103 shots.

The signing of Rioux comes the day after the Wild released veteran defenseman Danny Syvret from his PTO. Syvret went through a series of PTOs over the season and departs the team as the defender who has played the most games this season. (He’s also the owner of the team’s worst plus/minus rating this year.)

Rioux could be back in the Wild lineup as soon as Sunday when they take on Utica in Des Moines.

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