Garret Cockerill PTO ECHL

Monsters Sign Defenseman Garret Cockerill to Pro Tryout Contract


Brighton, MI native posted 1-5-6 in eight appearances for ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings this season.

The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday that the Monsters signed defenseman Garret Cockerill to a 25-game professional tryout (PTO) contract. In eight appearances for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings this season, Cockerill supplied 1-5-6 with 11 penalty minutes and a +5 rating.

A 6’0”, 205 lb., right-handed native of Brighton, MI, Cockerill, 23, posted 19-65-84 with 106 penalty minutes and a +10 rating in 122 NCAA appearances for Northeastern University spanning four seasons from 2014-18. In parts of four USHL seasons from 2011-14, Cockerill contributed 12-22-34 with 194 penalty minutes and a -24 rating spanning 103 appearances for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, the Des Moines Buccaneers, and the Sioux City Musketeers.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Grand Rapids Griffins with full coverage, live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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