Monsters Sign Forward Miles Koules To One-Year AHL Contract
CLEVELAND – The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that forward Miles Koules signed a one-year AHL contract with the club for the 2017-18 season.
A 6’0”, 192 lb., right-handed native of Los Angeles, CA, Koules, 23, posted 1-0-1 with eight penalty minutes and an even rating in nine AHL appearances for the Monsters and Ontario Reign last season in the first AHL action of his professional career. In parts of two ECHL seasons spanning the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns, Koules appeared in 95 games for the Quad City Mallards, Wichita Thunder, Atlanta Gladiators and Tulsa Oilers, logging 11-35-46 with 24 penalty minutes and a -7 rating.
Prior to his professional career, Koules contributed 71-79-150 with 99 penalty minutes and a +4 rating in 208 WHL appearances for the Medicine Hat Tigers and Portland Winterhawks spanning three seasons from 2012-15 and supplied 9-13-22 with 50 penalty minutes and a -24 rating in 54 USHL appearances for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program spanning portions of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Koules also helped Team USA claim the Silver Medal at the 2011 IIHF U17 World Hockey Championships.
The Cleveland Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League playing at Quicken Loans Arena and the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.