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Monsters sign defenseman Will Lochead to pro tryout contract

Apr 15, 2021

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday that the Monsters signed defenseman Will Lochead to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. In 28 appearances for the ECHL’s Allen Americans this season, Lochead tallied 0-5-5 with 38 penalty minutes and a +4 rating.


A 6’0”, 196 lb. left-shooting native of London, ON, Lochead, 23, supplied 1-3-4 with 56 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 28 appearances for the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds last season. Lochead registered 1-12-13 with 48 penalty minutes and a +6 rating in 50 career ECHL appearances for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Allen spanning parts of two seasons from 2019-21. Prior to his professional career, Lochead notched 16-24-40 with 313 penalty minutes and a +40 rating in 210 career OHL appearances for the Niagara IceDogs and London Knights spanning parts of four seasons from 2015-19.

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