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Cleveland Monsters Welcome Center Sam Vigneault To ATO Contract For Remainder Of Season

CLEVELAND The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters,  announced Thursday that the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets signed Clarkson University center Sam Vigneault to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season, and the Monsters signed Vigneault to an amateur tryout contract (ATO) for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign.

A 6’5”, 2015 lb. left-handed native of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Vigneault, 21, posted 30-45-75 with 79 penalty minutes and a +5 rating in three NCAA seasons with Clarkson from 2014-17. This year, Vigneault supplied 12-24-36 with 41 penalty minutes and a +9 rating, leading the Golden Knights in assists and points and finishing second on the team in goals.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday home clash vs. the Texas Stars with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pmon 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.

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