Monsters Sign D Keoni Texeira to Pro Tryout Contract
Blue-liner posted 7-39-46 in 70 appearances for ECHL’s Wichita Thunder this season
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Wednesday that the team signed defenseman Keoni Texeira to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. A 6’0”, 209 lb. left-handed native of Fontana, CA, Texeira, 22, supplied 7-39-46 with 62 penalty minutes and a -19 rating in 70 appearances for the ECHL’s Wichita Thunder this season in the first professional action of his career.
In the Major Junior ranks, Texeira notched 39-104-143 with 215 penalty minutes and a +56 rating in 344 appearances for the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks spanning five seasons from 2013-18.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Thursday home clash vs. the Charlotte Checkers with full coverage, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.