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Wild's 2014 top pick Alex Tuch to make National Hockey League debut

Kristopher Love | 04 February, 2017, 03:41

The extension announced Thursday makes Stalock eligible for exposure in the expansion draft this summer for the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

"It was about getting a fresh start somewhere", he said. "That was the main thing for me". Backup Darcy Kuemper's contract is expiring, making him ineligible. An unbelievable stretch of 14 games (12-0-2) where the Wild had gotten at least a point in the standings on the road.

Stalock will make $650,000 next season regardless of where he plays.

In another move, Minnesota recalled forward Alex Tuch from Iowa. He has tallied six points in his last four games and leads the team with a plus-10 rating, ranks second in goals and tied for second in scoring. 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. This is my ultimate goal. "Hopefully this is the start of a long career with the Minnesota Wild". If they want to expose Stalock for the upcoming expansion draft, they're able to - but if Las Vegas opts not to choose him, they have what's looking like a solid veteran goaltender to keep in the minors and bring up when needed for the National Hockey League club.