Blue Jackets Assign Left Wing Tyler Motte to Monsters
Motte posted 3-2-5 in 31 games for Columbus this year, added 6-2-8 in nine games with Cleveland.
The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that the Blue Jackets assigned left wing Tyler Motte to the Monsters. In 31 appearances for Columbus this season, Motte registered 3-2-5 with two penalty minutes and a -3 rating and added 6-2-8 with four penalty minutes and a +1 rating in nine appearances for Cleveland.
A 5’9”, 188 lb., left-handed native of St. Clair, MI, Motte, 22, tallied 7-5-12 with 16 penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 64 career NHL appearances for the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus spanning each of the past two seasons. Originally selected by Chicago in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Motte contributed 18-11-29 with 26 penalty minutes and a -14 rating in 57 career AHL appearances for the Rockford IceHogs and the Monsters spanning parts of three seasons from 2015-17.
In three collegiate seasons at the University of Michigan from 2013-16, Motte logged 50-55-105 with 72 penalty minutes and a +38 rating in 107 appearances and added 26-19-45 with 38 penalty minutes and a +9 rating in 62 USHL appearances for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Motte additionally represented Team USA in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships and the 2016 IIHF World Championships.
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