Monsters Recall Forward Nikita Korostelev from ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen
Moskva, Russia native appeared in two games for Cleveland this season
The Cleveland Monsters announced Wednesday that the team recalled forward Nikita Korostelev from his loan to the ECHL’s Jacksonville IceMen. A 6’1”, 209 lb. right-handed native of Moskva, Russia, Korostelev, 21, was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round (185th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and posted a -2 rating in two appearances for Cleveland this year, adding 3-4-7 with two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 16 appearances for Jacksonville.
In the first professional action of his career, Korostelev supplied 1-1-2 with two penalty minutes and a -8 rating in ten appearances for the AHL’s Laval Rocket last season. In 287 combined OHL appearances for the Sarnia Sting and Peterborough Petes spanning parts of five seasons from 2015-18, Korostelev notched 123-149-272 with 142 penalty minutes and a -47 rating.
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