Welcome to the AHL, Iowa Wild

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That there is the new logo for the AHL’s Iowa Wild, who will play at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines starting next season.

The Iowa Wild will be, as you may have already surmised, Minnesota’s minor-league affiliate.

“Des Moines is an excellent sports market. Wild fan support is excellent not just in the State of Hockey but throughout the Upper Midwest, including Iowa,” said Wild owner Craig Leipold in a release. “We know fans in Des Moines will enjoy watching tomorrow’s Minnesota Wild stars. Our team will be entrenched in this community, particularly in youth hockey.”

Des Moines had an AHL team from 2005-2009 when the Stars/Chops played at Wells Fargo Arena.