Monsters Sign D Justin Wade to One-Year, Two-Way AHL/ECHL Contract
Former Notre Dame blue-liner was participating in Cleveland’s training camp on tryout basis
The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Tuesday that the team signed defenseman Justin Wade to a one-year, two-way AHL/ECHL contract for the 2018-19 season. A 6’2”, 225 lb. right-handed native of Aurora, IL, Wade, 24, posted 0-3-3 with 54 penalty minutes and a -4 rating in 36 appearances for the University of Notre Dame (NCAA-Big Ten) last season.
In 117 combined appearances for Notre Dame spanning four seasons from 2013-18, Wade notched 2-15-17 with 114 penalty minutes and a +7 rating. Prior to his collegiate career, Wade contributed 5-13-18 with 208 penalty minutes and a +11 rating in 152 USHL appearances for the Fargo Force and Cedar Rapids RoughRiders spanning three seasons from 2010-13.
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