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Monsters sign goaltender Justin Kapelmaster to pro tryout contract

Apr 28, 2021

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that the Monsters signed goaltender Justin Kapelmaster to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. In 16 appearances for the ECHL’s Allen Americans this season, Kapelmaster went 7-7-1 with two shutouts, a 2.75 goals-against average (GAA) and a .914 save percentage (S%).


A 6’1”, 216 lb. left-catching native of Coral Springs, FL, Kapelmaster, 25, went 29-37-7 with six shutouts, a 2.71 GAA and a .921 S% in 78 career NCAA appearances for Ferris State University and Robert Morris University spanning four collegiate seasons from 2016-20. Kapelmaster was additionally named to the WCHA’s 2016-17 Third All-Star Team and earned Second-Team All-Atlantic Hockey Association honors in 2019-20.


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