Monsters Sign Forward Kyle Thomas to PTO Contract


CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, proudly powered by Constellation, announced Tuesday that the team signed right wing Kyle Thomas to a 25-game professional tryout (PTO) contract and similarly acquired forward Alex Petan on a PTO basis.

A 6’0”, 192 lb. right-handed native of Waltham, MA, Thomas, 27, posted 25-37-62 in 47 appearances for the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets this season, along with 54 penalty minutes and a +18 rating. In 138 career ECHL appearances spanning parts of four seasons from 2014-17 for the Reading Royals, Quad City Mallards and Fort Wayne, Thomas has 43-66-109 to his credit with 121 penalty minutes and a +26 rating. In 24 appearances for the SPHL’s Columbus Cottonmouths during the 2014-15 season, Thomas logged 9-8-17 with 18 penalty minutes and a -3 rating and prior to his professional career, Thomas posted 68-58-126 with 104 penalty minutes and an even rating in 114 NCAA appearances for Division III Norwich University spanning four varsity seasons from 2009-13.

A 5’9”, 180 lb. right-handed native of Delta, BC, Petan, 24, supplied 1-1-2 with a +1 rating in five appearances for the AHL’s Iowa Wild this season, in addition to contributing 13-16-29 with 36 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 41 appearances for Quad City of the ECHL. In 15 career AHL appearances, all for Iowa, spanning each of the past two seasons, Petan notched 2-4-6 with a -3 rating. Prior to his professional career, Petan contributed 59-76-135 with 132 penalty minutes and a +21 rating in 153 NCAA appearances for Michigan Tech University spanning four seasons from 2012-16 and served as team captain during his senior campaign.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Wednesday road clash vs. the Rockford IceHogs with full coverage, live from BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL, underway at 11:30 am on 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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