The Monsters have their next bench boss.
The Blue Jackets announced Trent Vogelhuber will be the head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters. Vogelhuber, a Dublin, Ohio, native, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the Monsters.
NEWS: #CBJ have named Trent Vogelhuber as head coach of @monstershockey.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) June 8, 2022
The Dublin, Ohio native and former Blue Jackets draft pick becomes the 7th head coach in Monsters history after serving the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the club.https://t.co/kyt3R6LTwg
"We are thrilled to name Trent Vogelhuber as the next head coach of the Cleveland Monsters," Blue Jackets Director of Player Personnel and Monsters GM Chris Clark said. "Trent has done a terrific job as an assistant coach over the past four years, including leading the bench at times during this past season, and has earned this opportunity. He is extremely bright, hard-working and passionate about the game and we believe he will succeed in both developing our young players and putting a winning team on the ice for the passionate fans in Cleveland."
The Blue Jackets selected Vogelhuber in the seventh round of the 2007 NHL Draft and while he never played an NHL game, he spent seven seasons in the AHL. He spent the 2015-16 season with the Lake Erie Monsters, where he played 70 regular-season games, scoring 11 goals and 27 points, in addition to 17 playoff games where he scored two goals and seven points.