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Monsters Sign Forward Derek Barach to PTO Contract

March 10, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Cleveland Monsters News Release

CLEVELAND - 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 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Cleveland Monsters tickets for the hottest games of the year on sale now and start at only $10 per seat! Additionally, 2019-20 Monsters Hockey Club memberships, including the best seats for each game, the lowest ticket prices, exclusive year-round benefits and free gear are also on sale now. Visit or by calling the Monsters sales and service team at 216-420-0000. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at, and on Instagram @monstershockey.

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