Blue Jackets Assign Zaar to Monsters
CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, announced Wednesday that the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets assigned right wing Daniel Zaar to Cleveland. A 5’11”, 175 lb. right-handed native of Helsingborg, Sweden, Zaar, 22, posted a team-best 21 goals, along with 43 points, 22 penalty minutes and a -6 rating in 71 regular-season appearances for the Monsters in 2015-16, his first season in the North American professional ranks.
Selected in the sixth round (152nd overall) by Columbus in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Zaar added 7-5-12 with four penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 17 postseason appearances, helping the Monsters claim the 2016 Calder Cup. Prior to his time in North America, Zaar contributed 11-19-30 with 18 penalty minutes and a -8 rating in 80 SHL appearances for Rögle BK and Luleå HF spanning parts of two seasons from 2012-15. In 67 appearances in Sweden’s Allsvenskan spanning parts of two seasons from 2012-14 for BIK Karlskoga and Rögle BK, Zaar supplied 16-27-43 with 32 penalty minutes and a -2 rating.
The Monsters drop the puck on their 10th Anniversary Season and begin their defense of the Calder Cup with a “Championship Celebration Weekend” when they take on the Rockford IceHogs in back-to-back games on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 15th at 5:00 pm at Quicken Loans Arena. The historic weekend celebration will begin at Friday’s opening night game when fans in attendance will experience the raising of the Monsters’ Calder Cup Championship banner. On Saturday, the first 10,000 fans will receive a magnetic Calder Cup 2016-17 Monsters regular-season schedule. There will also be an outdoor Fan Fest on Gateway Plaza prior to each game (starting at 5:00 pm on Friday and 3:00 pm on Saturday) with the opportunity for fans to take a photo with the Calder Cup. Full coverage of the Monsters’ “Championship Celebration Weekend,” live from The Q, begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 14th on 99X.
Tickets for every Monsters home game start at just $10 and are on sale now! Full and partial season ticket memberships are also available and provide you with the best seat locations, custom member benefits and the lowest ticket prices. Group outing and birthday bash packages for 10 or more people are also on sale now. All tickets can be purchased by visiting ClevelandMonsters.com, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monstershockey, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/monstershockey.