CLEVELAND – The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday that the team signed forward Justin Pearson to a two-year AHL contract beginning next season and an amateur tryout (ATO) contract for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign. In 35 appearances for the University of Connecticut this season, Pearson posted 13-14-27 with 29 penalty minutes and a +1 rating.
A 6’1”, 185 lb. left-shooting native of Nashua, NH, Justin Pearson, 24, supplied 36-43-79 with 87 penalty minutes and a -7 rating in 129 career NCAA appearances for Yale University and UConn spanning five seasons from 2018-23 and was named to the 2019-20 All-Ivy League Honorable Mention Team.
The Monsters also announced Thursday that forward Ben Copeland was loaned to the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings.
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