Trey Fix-Wolansky Will Start His Pro Journey In the AHL, with an NHL Opportunity Not Far Off

By Peter Fish on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
Trey Fix-Wolansky at the Columbus Blue Jackets 2019 training camp.
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Trey Fix-Wolansky was a part of the first group of players sent down to the AHL during training camp. The Columbus Blue Jackets see potential, but want him to earn a spot with the Cleveland Monsters and prove he deserves a shot at making it to the NHL.

Last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings, he put up 102 points in 65 games along with 14 points in 16 playoff games before joining the Monsters for their playoff run.

With the Monsters, he was able to pick up a goal and an assist in three games.

Heading into his first professional season, Fix-Wolansky will receive plenty of minutes with the Monsters in the AHL, which will help in his development and he has Cam Atkinson – one of the shorter players in the league – to ask questions and bounce ideas off. Fix-Wolansky was a noticeable player for the Blue Jackets in Traverse City, who earned a third-place finish and Fix-Wolansky showed well in each game. 

He's got good instincts, which is what scouts will tell you right away – he knows what to do with the puck on his stick, and he's not afraid to shoot the puck.

The Blue Jackets and the Monsters have found ways to not only utilize undersized players, but help them thrive.

If he is able to thrive in the AHL, he could see time in the NHL similar to what happened last season with Kole Sherwood, Eric Robinson, Kevin Stenlund and Zac Dalpe.

There is a lot of potential in Fix-Wolansky, so while he may spend this season fully in the AHL, do not expect him to stay there for long.

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