Monsters Sign F Derek Barach to PTO Contract


Glenmont, NY native posted 15-22-37 in 38 appearances for Mercyhurst University this season

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Sunday that the team signed forward Derek Barach to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. A 5’8”, 165 lb. right-handed native of Glenmont, NY, Barach, 24, tallied 15-22-37 with 28 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 38 NCAA appearances for Mercyhurst University this season.

In 150 appearances for Mercyhurst spanning four seasons from 2015-19, Barach supplied 49-95-144 with 160 penalty minutes and a +1 rating and served as the Lakers’ captain during his junior and senior seasons. In 55 USHL appearances for the Green Bay Gamblers during the 2014-15 campaign, Barach contributed 11-7-18 with 32 penalty minutes and a -1 rating.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Wednesday road clash vs. the Milwaukee Admirals with full coverage, live from UW Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI, underway at 11:30 am on Alt 99.1AHLTVand the Monsters Hockey Network.