Wild sign first-rounders Blum, Schroeder
July 11, 2014
The Minnesota Wild, parent club of the AHL's Iowa Wild, have agreed to terms with defenseman Jonathon Blum on a one-year contract and forward Jordan Schroeder on a two-year contract.
Blum, 25, tallied seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points in 54 AHL games for Iowa last season, along with one assist in 15 NHL contests with Minnesota. He was named Iowa’s Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Des Moines community during the 2013-14 season.
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Long Beach, Calif., has totaled 30 goals and 112 assists for 142 points in 270 career AHL matches with Iowa and Milwaukee over five professional seasons, as well as seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 106 games in the NHL with Minnesota and Nashville.
Blum was originally selected by Nashville in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Schroeder, 23, collected three goals and three assists in 25 NHL games with Vancouver in 2013-14, and also tallied one assist in two appearances with Utica (AHL).
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound native of Prior Lake, Minn., has registered 47 goals and 68 assists for 115 points in 192 career AHL games with Utica, Chicago and Manitoba, to go with six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 56 NHL games with Vancouver.
Schroeder, who played two seasons at the University of Minnesota and won a gold medal with the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championships, was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.