2018-19 Opening Night Roster Announced


The puck drops on the Monsters’ 12th AHL season Friday at The Q vs. Rockford at 7:00 pm

The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday the team’s 2018-19 opening night roster featuring 29 players (18 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders) listed below in numerical order.

Forwards (18)
#10 Dan DeSalvo, #11 Vitaly Abramov, #16 Miles Koules, #19 Eric Robinson, #20 Justin Scott, #21 Sam Vigneault, #25 Alex Broadhurst, #27 Calvin Thurkauf, #28 Zac Dalpe, #38 Nikita Korostelev, #41 Maxime Fortier, #44 Brett Gallant, #55 Mark Letestu, #57 Paul Bittner, #72 Ryan MacInnis, #82 Kevin Stenlund, #88 Kole Sherwood and #90 Nathan Gerbe.

Defensemen (8)
#3 Tommy Cross, #4 Blake Siebenaler, #5 Justin Wade, #6 Ryan Collins, #18 Dillon Simpson, #24 Michael Prapavessis, #26 Doyle Somerby and #40 Garret Cockerill.

Goaltenders (3)
#35 Jean-Francois Berube, #39 Brad Thiessen and #80 Matiss Kivlenieks.

The Monsters’ 2018-19 AHL season begins tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5th at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:00 pm vs. the Rockford IceHogs. All fans in attendance will receive one free Monsters magnetic schedule courtesy of University Hospitals Sports Medicine. Full coverage live from The Q can be found on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

THE MONSTERS HOME OPENER IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now starting at only $10! Click HERE to get yours now!

2018-19 Monsters Hockey Club Memberships, providing fans the ability to lock in the lowest ticket prices, the best seat locations to each game, custom member benefits and an exclusive Monsters jersey, are now available! Group outing and birthday bash packages for 10 or more people are also on sale now. All tickets can be purchased here, by calling (216) 420-0000 or visiting any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at, and on Instagram @monstershockey.