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Monsters Sign Forward Nikita Korostelev to One-Year AHL Contract

July 17, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Cleveland Monsters News Release

CLEVELAND - The AHL's Cleveland Monsters announced Wednesday that the team signed forward Nikita Korostelev to a one-year AHL contract for the 2019-20 season. A 6'1", 209 lb. right-shooting native of Moskva, Russia, Korostelev, 22, posted 3-10-13 with four penalty minutes and a -6 rating in 31 appearances for the Monsters last season and added 3-4-7 with two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 16 appearances for the ECHL's Jacksonville IceMen.

In 41 career AHL appearances for the Laval Rocket and Cleveland spanning parts of two seasons from 2017-19, Korostelev notched 4-11-15 with six penalty minutes and a -14 rating. Originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round (185th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Korostelev contributed 123-149-272 with 142 penalty minutes and a -47 rating in 287 OHL appearances for the Sarnia Sting and Peterborough Petes spanning parts of five seasons from 2013-18.

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The Cleveland Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League playing at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.


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