CLEVELAND – The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the Monsters recalled rookie goaltender Pavel Cajan from the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings and released goaltender Hunter Vorva from his professional tryout (PTO) contract.
In 15 appearances for the Monsters this season, Cajan went 5-7-2 with a 3.49 goals-against average (GAA) and .877 save percentage (S%) and went 5-2-0 in seven appearances for Kalamazoo with a 2.26 GAA and .939 S%. In 16 appearances for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings this season, Vorva went 8-5-1 with one shutout, a 2.57 goals-against average (GAA) and .918 save percentage (S%) and added a record of 0-2-0 with a 4.82 GAA and .865 S% in three appearances for the SPHL’s Huntsville Havoc.
A 6’2”, 176 lb. left-catching native of Hlubos, Czechia, Cajan, 20, went 21-18-4 with a 3.61 GAA and .901 S% in 44 appearances for the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers last season.
A 5’11”, 165 lb. left-catching native of Kalamazoo, MI, Vorva, 27, went 22-10-2 with three shutouts, a 2.15 GAA and .928 S% in 35 career SPHL appearances for Huntsville spanning parts of two seasons from 2021-23. In 2021-22, Vorva was named to the SPHL’s First All-Star Team and was named SPHL Goaltender of the Year. Prior to his professional career, Vorva went 52-17-18 with nine shutouts, a 2.09 GAA and .926 S% in four seasons at the NCAA Division III level from 2016-20, appearing in 87 combined games for Aurora University, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Marian University.
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