View Full Version : Wild acquire Fritsche

01-29-2009, 03:29 PM
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center/left wing Dan Fritsche from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Erik Reitz. The Wild also assigned center Krys Kolanos to AHL Houston.

"Dan is a versatile player who can play center or wing, a determined player who makes the game harder on the opposition, and a winning player - he's won a Memorial Cup and a World Junior Championship for Team USA," said Risebrough.

Fritsche, 23 (7/13/85), posted four points (1-3=4) in 16 games with the Rangers this season. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound native of Parma, Ohio, has played in 222 career NHL games over five seasons with Columbus and New York, totaling 67 points (30-37=67) and 93 penalty minutes. Fritsche was the Blue Jackets' second-round pick (No. 46 overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Memorial Cup with London of the Ontario Hockey League in 2005, and was a member of the Team USA World Junior team that took the gold medal in 2004.http://wild.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=406780

i'm happy that they got something for him. also this is good for dan he'll hopefully get regular time with the wild good luck dan

01-29-2009, 03:34 PM
Eric Reitz
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
Shoots: Right
BIRTHDATE: Jul 29, 1982 (AGE 26)
BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
DRAFTED: 2000 NHL Entry Draft 6th Rd (170th overall)

He's played in 31 games this season for the Wild registering 1 goal and 1 assist. He's minus 2. Also he has 41 penalty minutes.

Sportsnet.ca describes him as: (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/players/Erik_Reitz/)

Assets:Has good size for the defense position. Likes to play a physical game. Is at his best when he plays a stay-at-home style.

Flaws:Lacks mobility and coordination. Must adapt to the speed of the game at the highest level in order to finally make his mark in the NHL.

Career Potential: No. 6 or 7 defenseman.

01-29-2009, 03:41 PM
hmm ok glad fritsche can have a role on a team that'll give it to him. dont know much about reitz so we'll just have to wait and see now.

01-29-2009, 03:46 PM
My guess is Reitz goes to Hartford but who knows :)

01-29-2009, 04:37 PM
i expect him 2 end up in hartford and they call up corey potter and scratch kalinin