Monsters Sign Brandon Anselmini to Pro Tryout ContractJan 11, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Saturday that the team signed defenseman Brandon Anselmini to a pro tryout (PTO) contract. In one appearance for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins this season, Anselmini posted two penalty minutes and an even rating and added 2-16-18 with 50 penalty minutes and a +4 rating in 29 appearances for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye.
A 5’10”, 183 lb., left-shooting native of Guelph, ON, Anselmini, 26, posted 1-4-5 with 21 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 28 career AHL appearances for the Texas Stars, Rockford IceHogs, Utica Comets and Grand Rapids spanning parts of four seasons from 2016-20. In parts of five ECHL seasons from 2016-20 with the Orlando Solar Bears, Idaho Steelheads, Indy Fuel, Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo, Anselmini supplied 12-65-77 with 274 penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 153 combined appearances.
Prior to his professional career, Anselmini tallied 13-43-56 with 212 penalty minutes and a +16 rating in 149 NCAA appearances for Ferris State University spanning four seasons from 2012-16.