Blue Jackets tab Lake Erie Monsters as new top AHL affiliate

April 17, 2015

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the NHL club's American Hockey League affiliate.

The Blue Jackets ended their five-year relationship with the AHL team in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The multiyear affiliation with the Monsters will begin with the 2015-16 season.

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The Monsters are owned by Dan Gilbert, who also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, and play their home games at the Cavaliers' home, Quicken Loans Arena. The 2015-16 season will be the Monsters' ninth in the AHL, the club having served as an affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche the past eight years.



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