Sunday, April 03, 2011


HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 3, 2011) Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forwards Colton Gillies and Carson McMillan from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Gillies, 22 (2/12/89), has appeared in three games with Minnesota making his season debut Oct. 28 vs. Washington and has not recorded a point. He has posted 26 points (11-15=26) and 82 penalty minutes (PIM) in 64 games for the Aeros this season. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound native of White Rock, B.C., skated in 45 games with Minnesota in 2008-09 and tallied seven points (2-5=7). Gillies was selected by the Wild with the 16th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

McMillan, 22 (9/10/88), has tallied 22 points (10-12=22), 80 PIM and a team-best three shorthanded goals in 78 games with Houston this season. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Brandon, Manitoba has not appeared in a NHL game. He was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. McMillan wears No. 45 with the Wild.

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