Wild recall rookie defenceman Belle from AHL’s Houston Aeros

The 21-year-old Belle had one goal and eight assists in 21 games with the Aeros this season. The six-foot-two, 238-pound Belle spent the previous five seasons with Tri City of the Western Hockey League and the AHL’s Iowa Stars.

He came to the Wild last season in a trade with Dallas that also brought Martin Skoula in exchange for popular defenceman Willie Mitchell.

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The Edmonton native was selected by the St. Louis Blues with the 30th overall pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.