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Heartlanders acquire forward Raabe from Utah

Thursday, February 8th
Heartlanders acquire forward Raabe from Utah

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, acquired forward Dakota Raabe (pronounced: RAY-bee) from the Utah Grizzlies in exchange for defenseman Robbie Stucker. 


Raabe is in his second full season in the ECHL and has scored three goals and 13 points with Utah this season (28 PIM, 33 GP). He has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs twice with Utah. Two seasons gago, he completed his collegiate career at Sacred Heart, then signed with the Grizzlies and helped lead Utah to the 2022 Western Conference Finals while playing alongside goaltender Peyton Jones. 


Last season, his first full professional campaign, the 5-foot-10, 170-lb., left-handed shot scored 11 goals and 36 points in 55 games (60 PIM). 


Raabe scored 13 NCAA goals; 11 of his tallies came over four seasons at the University of Michigan. He is the third Wolverine to play with the Heartlanders, joining former Heartlanders Michael Pastujov and James Sanchez.


The Capistrano Beach, CA native skated in the NAHL and BCHL for Wenatchee from 2014-17; his teams qualified for the league playoffs all three seasons.


Stucker contributed 11 assists in 25 games with the Heartlanders.


The Heartlanders take on Kalamazoo on Wed., Feb. 7 at 6:35 p.m. at Xtream Arena. Iowa hosts Country Night, presented by KISS Country, on Fri., Feb. 9 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Cincinnati. The game features $6 domestic drafts and $3.50 fountain drinks. On Sat., Feb. 10 at 6:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Iowa is home again for Cancer Awareness Night pres. by iHeartMedia. Join us as we recognize the fight against all forms of cancer and honor those that have battled and are currently fighting cancer.


The Heartlanders are home for Valentine’s Day on Wed., Feb. 14 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Indy, a perfect last-minute gift to take your loved ones to the game. On Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Indy, it’s Star Wars Night at Xtream Arena. Celebrate with characters on the concourse. 


The Heartlanders oppose Indy again on Sat., Feb. 17 at 6:05 p.m. for Blackout Night, presented by DASH Auctions. The Heartlanders will have a glow banger giveaway to the first 1,500 fans. Wear black to the game, and the team will wear special blackout jerseys that will be available for auction on the DASH Auctions app.


Iowa completes a seven-game road trip vs. Wichita on Wed., Feb. 21 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Wichita, featuring $5 kids tickets for fans 18 and younger (with the purchase of an adult ticket).


Join the fun at Xtream Arena in the 2023-24 season


Here are some of the best options to make sure you experience the family-friendly entertainment of Heartlanders Hockey at Xtream Arena this season!


Flex Plans: Enjoy the service, savings and game dates that work best for you! Flex plans include “any game” ticket vouchers that are good for any home game during the 2023-24 regular season.  


18-game plans: With more than half the home season remaining, join us with an 18-game ticket plan, including the many perks, savings and advantages of being a half-season member. 


12-game plans: Grab tickets to your favorite 12 games! 12-game plans include savings on individually-priced tickets!


Group Tickets: Make a big impact with your group and spend an evening with the Heartlanders. Starting at a special rate of $15/Ticket. A group comprises 10 or more people and is perfect for parties, families, co-workers, clients and more.