Monsters Recall Michael Houser From ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones
Fifth-year goaltender, Youngstown native joins Cleveland prior to five-game road trip.
CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, announced Thursday that fifth-year goaltender Michael Houser was recalled from the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones. A 6’2”, 192 lb. native of Youngstown, OH, Houser, 24, posted a 19-12-0 record with two shutouts, a 2.65 goals-against average (GAA) and a .915 save percentage (S%) in 34 appearances for Cincinnati this season.
Prior to signing an AHL contract with the Monsters on October 14, 2016, Houser supplied a 32-26-5 record with three shutouts, a 2.88 GAA and a .901 S% in 71 career AHL appearances for the San Antonio Ramage and Ontario Reign spanning parts of three seasons from 2013-16. In 91 career ECHL appearances spanning parts of four seasons from 2012-17 for the Cyclones and the Manchester Monarchs, Houser contributed a 51-32-6 record with five shutouts, a 2.57 GAA and a .916 S%.
Prior to his professional career, Houser logged a 93-38-7 record with seven shutouts, a 2.90 GAA and a .912 S% in 141 OHL appearances for the London Knights spanning three seasons from 2009-11, claimed the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player during the 2011-12 campaign, was named the 2012 OHL and CHL Goaltender of the Year, and helped London claim the 2012 OHL Championship. Houser also posted a 5-18-0 record with a 4.02 GAA and a .902 S% in 32 appearances for the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers during the 2008-09 season.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Saturday road clash vs. the Chicago Wolves with full coverage, live from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, underway at 8:00 pm on 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network.