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Lake Erie Monsters
Lake Erie Monsters.svg
City Cleveland, Ohio
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division North Division
Founded 2007
Home arena Quicken Loans Arena
Colors Wine, black, white, blue, yellow
Owner(s) Dan Gilbert
General manager David Oliver
Head coach David Quinn
Media ESPN 850 WKNR
AM 1540 KNR2
WUAB My 43
FS Ohio
Affiliates Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Franchise history
1994 -- 1995 Denver Grizzlies
1995 -- 2005 Utah Grizzlies
2007 -- present Lake Erie Monsters

The Lake Erie Monsters are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They began play in the 2007–08 AHL season at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The team is the minor league affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL.



The Lake Erie Monsters began with the revival of the dormant Utah Grizzlies franchise. The team was relocated to Cleveland to replace the former Cleveland Barons, who had moved to Massachusetts. Playing as the Lake Erie Monsters in the North Division.[1]

The team name, referring to Bessie, a creature of local folklore, was announced at a press conference by Dan Gilbert, owner of the Monsters, Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team and Quicken Loans.[2]

The Monsters opened their inaugural 2007–08 campaign at home against the Grand Rapids Griffins on October 6, 2007.[3]

This market was previously served by:

Season-by-season results


Regular season

Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points Goals
2007–08 80 26 41 6 7 65 209 276 6th, North
2008–09 80 34 38 3 5 76 199 218 6th, North


Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2007–08 Did Not Make AHL Playoffs
2008–09 Did Not Make AHL Playoffs

Current roster

# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
30 Canada Tyler Weiman L 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Avalanche
31 United States John Grahame L 2010 Denver, Colorado Avalanche
64 United States Billy Sauer L 2009 Rochester, New York Monsters
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
2 Canada Wes O'Neill L 2007 Essex, Ontario Avalanche
4 Canada Brett Skinner L 2009 Brandon, Manitoba Avalanche
5 United States Brian Fahey - A R 2009 Glenview, Illinois Avalanche
6 United States Derek Peltier L 2008 Plymouth, Minnesota Avalanche
28 United States Tom Preissing R 2009 Arlington Heights, Illinois Avalanche
44 Canada Travis Gawryletz R 2009 Trail, British Columbia Jackals
47 United States Raymond Macias R 2007 Long Beach, California Avalanche
56 United States Kevin Montgomery L 2008 Rochester, New York Avalanche
# Player Pos Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Contract Status
7 United States T. J. Hensick C R 2007 Howell, Michigan Avalanche
9 Canada Philippe Dupuis C R 2008 Laval, Quebec Avalanche
10 Canada Brock Bradford LW R 2009 Burnaby, British Columbia Monsters
17 United States Mike Bartlett RW R 2009 Morton Grove, Illinois Chiefs
18 Canada Brian Willsie - C RW R 2008 London, Ontario Avalanche
20 Canada Darren Haydar - A RW R 2009 Milton, Ontario Avalanche
22 Canada Harrison Reed RW R 2010 Newmarket, Ontario Avalanche
23 United States Matthew Ford RW R 2008 West Hills, California Checkers
26 United States Marty Sertich C L 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado Avalanche
29 United States Ryan Stoa LW L 2009 Bloomington, Minnesota Avalanche
43 United States Justin Mercier LW L 2009 Erie, Pennsylvania Avalanche
51 United States Tom Fritsche LW L 2008 Parma, Ohio Avalanche
53 Canada Josh Aspenlind F R 2009 Langley, British Columbia Monsters
58 Canada Patrick Bordeleau LW L 2009 Montreal, Quebec Monsters

As of March 12, 2010.[4]

Team records

Single season

Goals: 25 Canada Chris Stewart (2007-08)
Assists: 36 United States Eric Healey (2007-08)
Points: 58 United States Eric Healey (2007-08)
Penalty Minutes: 213 Canada Mitch Love (2007-08)
GAA: 2.46 Canada Tyler Weiman (2008-09)
SV%: .915 Canada Tyler Weiman (2008-09)
Wins: 21 Canada Tyler Weiman (2008-09)
Shutouts: 8 Canada Tyler Weiman (2008-09)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender


Career Goals: 30 CanadaChris Stewart
Career Assists: 42 United States T.J. Hensick
Career Points: 61 United States T.J. Hensick
Career Penalty Minutes: 213 CanadaMitch Love
Career Goaltending Wins: 30 CanadaTyler Weiman
Career Shutouts: 10 Canada Tyler Weiman
Career Games: 144 Canada Michael Vernace


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