SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minnesota Wild
President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed RW Matt Foy
and D Erik Reitz
to 2006-07 contracts.
Foy, 23 (5/18/83), tallied five points (2-3=5) and 14 PIM in 19 games with the Wild last season before being reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) on November 25. The 6-foot-2, 219-pound forward made his NHL debut and recorded an assist in Minnesotaís season-opener against Calgary on October 5 and recorded his first two NHL goals against Vancouver on October 12. Foy also collected 40 points (15-25=40) and 122 PIM in 51 games with Houston last season. The Oakville, Ontario-native was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft.
Reitz, 23 (7/29/82), appeared in the final five games of the 2005-06 season for Minnesota after being recalled from the AHLís Houston Aeros on April 6. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound defenseman made his NHL debut at Calgary on April 7 and averaged 13:09 of ice-time and recorded four penalty minutes. The Detroit, Mich.-native recorded 28 points (5-23=28) and 139 PIM in 72 games with the Aeros last season. He ranked second on the team in scoring amongst defenseman. Reitz was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round (170th overall) of the 2000 Entry Draft.