Blue Jackets Recall Defenseman Cameron Gaunce From Monsters


Veteran defenseman posted 2-10-12 in 36 appearances for Cleveland so far this season.


The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Saturday that the Blue Jackets recalled veteran defenseman Cameron Gaunce. In 36 appearances for the Monsters this season, Gaunce posted 2-10-12 with 46 penalty minutes and a -3 rating.

A 6’1”, 209 lb., left-handed native of Sudbury, ON, Gaunce, 27, was selected in the second round (50th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Gaunce contributed 2-3-5 with 36 penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 32 career NHL appearances for Colorado, the Dallas Stars, and the Pittsburgh Penguins spanning parts of the 2010-11, 2013-14, and 2016-17 seasons. In parts of eight AHL seasons with the Monsters, Texas Stars, Portland Pirates, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2010-18, Gaunce supplied 23-136-159 in 504 appearances with 602 penalty minutes and a +63 rating. Gaunce helped Texas claim the 2014 Calder Cup as AHL Playoff Champions and tallied 33-108-141 with 321 penalty minutes and a +56 rating in 185 career OHL appearances spanning three seasons with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors from 2007-10.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Sunday home clash vs. the Grand Rapids Griffins with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 1:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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