Monsters sign forward Jake Gaudet to pro tryout contractApr 19, 2021
The Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the Monsters signed forward Jake Gaudet to a professional tryout (PTO) contract for the remainder of the 2020-21 season and an AHL contract for the 2021-22 campaign. In 28 appearances for the University of Massachusetts Amherst this season, Gaudet posted 5-8-13 with 31 penalty minutes and a +13 rating, helping the Minutemen claim the Hockey East Championship and NCAA National Championship while serving as the team’s captain.
A 6’2”, 201 lb. left-shooting native of Ottawa, ON, Gaudet, 24, supplied 20-33-53 with 132 penalty minutes and a +36 rating in 124 career NCAA appearances spanning four seasons with UMass from 2017-21.