Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Monsters Announce Multi-Year Extension of Affiliation

By Chris Pennington on August 20, 2019 at 10:28 am
The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Cleveland Monsters have been affiliated since the 2015-2016 season.

Cleveland and Columbus will stay inked for at least a few more years.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Monsters announced a multi-year extension of their current National Hockey League and American Hockey League affiliation partnership on Tuesday morning.

"The partnership has been very successful for both organizations and markets over the past four years and we look forward to having our top prospects continue their development in Cleveland," Bill Zito, Columbus Blue Jackets Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, told the Blue Jackets.

The Monsters' first season as a club came in 2007-2008 as the Lake Erie Monsters, making the transition to being the Cleveland Monsters in 2016-2017, and have remained under that title since.

Last season, the Monsters put up a record of 37-29-8-2 under third-year-coach John Madden, and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since their 2015-2016 championship season. 

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