Blue Jackets Recall F Eric Robinson, Assign F Mark Letestu to Cleveland


Letestu posted 13-13-26 with 12 penalty minutes in 39 appearances for Cleveland this season

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Monday that the team’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, recalled forward Eric Robinson from Cleveland and assigned forward Mark Letestu to the Monsters.

A 6’2”, 201 lb. left-handed native of Bellmawr, New Jersey, Robinson, 23, appeared in three games for the Blue Jackets this season and posted a +1 rating in four career NHL appearances for Columbus spanning the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Additionally, Robinson supplied 12-12-24 with 15 penalty minutes and a +3 rating in 45 appearances for the Monsters this year. Prior to his professional career, Robinson contributed 39-28-67 with 74 penalty minutes and a -29 rating in 128 NCAA appearances for Princeton University spanning four seasons from 2014-18. In 50 USHL appearances for the Dubuque Fighting Saints during the 2013-14 season, Robinson notched 8-16-24 with 24 penalty minutes and a -1 rating.

A 5’10”, 178 lb. right-handed native of Elk Point, AB, Letestu, 33, signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus on September 27, 2018 and supplied 13-13-26 with 12 penalty minutes and a -4 rating in 39 appearances for the Monsters this season, adding a -1 rating in two appearances for Columbus this year. In 560 career NHL appearances for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus and the Edmonton Oilers spanning parts of ten seasons from 2009-19, Letestu notched 93-117-210 with 90 penalty minutes and a -49 rating. In 230 career AHL appearances for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and Cleveland spanning parts of five seasons from 2006-10 and the 2018-19 campaign, Letestu contributed 64-96-160 with 67 penalty minutes and a +26 rating.

Letestu tallied 1-2-3 with four penalty minutes and an even rating in six ECHL appearances for the Wheeling Nailers during the 2007-08 season and added 24-22-46 with 14 penalty minutes and a +8 rating in 37 NCAA appearances for Western Michigan University the season prior in 2006-07.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Tuesday home clash vs. the Rochester Americans with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.