Monsters Sign Lindsay Sparks to Pro Tryout ContractFeb 26, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that the team signed forward Lindsay Sparks to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. In 51 appearances for the ECHL’s Brampton Beast this season, Sparks posted 21-25-46 with 59 penalty minutes and a -2 rating.
A 5’9”, 176 lb. left-shooting native of Oakville, ON, Sparks, 29, tallied 1-3-4 with 16 penalty minutes and an even rating in 27 career AHL appearances for the Tucson Roadrunners and the Providence Bruins spanning parts of two seasons from 2016-18. In 303 career ECHL appearances spanning parts of seven seasons from 2013-18 and 2019-20 for the Fort Wayne Komets, South Carolina Stingrays, Greenville Road Warriors, Cincinnati Cyclones, Missouri Mavericks, Orlando Solar Bears, Rapid City Rush, Atlanta Gladiators and Brampton, Sparks logged 94-157-251 with 263 penalty minutes and a +5 rating.
Prior to his professional career, Sparks contributed 17-18-35 with 62 penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 83 NCAA appearances for the University of Michigan spanning four seasons from 2009-13.