Monsters 10th Anniversary: Record Holders
Who are the Monsters’ record holders? Where are they now?
Over the past ten seasons, a multitude of players have set records for the Monsters.
Only one current player holds a single season or Monsters career record.
On the flipside, almost all of the playoff records belong to the 2016-17 Monsters.
|Points||16||Oliver Bjorkstrand and Lukas Sedlak|
|Penalty Minutes||26||Kerby Rychel|
Lukas Sedlak is currently playing with the parent team of the Monsters, the Columbus Blue Jackets. While Kerby Rychel is playing with his hometown team, the Toronto Marlies, this season.
Who are the rest of the record holders? Where are they now?
Goals in a season (2014-15) = 30
Monsters career goals = 67
Monsters career assists = 98
Monsters career points = 165
Monsters career games = 225
An undrafted Andrew Agozzino signed a one-year contract with the Lake Erie Monsters before the start of the 2012-13 season. He immediately made an impact scoring the game-winner in his debut with the team. Agozzino and Michael Sgarbossa represented the Monsters in the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic.
The Avalanche were impressed with Agozzino and signed him to a two-year entry-level contract at the end of the season. He stayed with the Avalanche organization until the end of the 2015-16 season.
During the 2016 free agency frenzy, Agozzino signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Currently, Agozzino plays for the Blues farm team, the Chicago Wolves, where he has 11goals and 19 assists in 44 games.
Points in a season (2010-11) = 70
*shares this record with T.J. Hensick
Ben Walter played one season with the Monsters helping them achieve their first post-season berth as a team.
The Calgary Flames signed Walter to a two-year deal during the 2011 free agency frenzy. He would be assigned to the Abbotsford Heat. Over the course of 143 games with the Heat, Walter notched 108 points in the form of 34 goals and 74 assists.
After the 2012-13 season, Walter decided to take his talents overseas and signed a one-year deal with Orebo HK of the Swedish Hockey League. Walter struggled with Orebo scoring only two goals in 35 games. Halfway through the season, he transferred to the Finnish Liiga to play for Jokerit.
On August 5th, 2014, Walter headed to EC Red Bull Salzburg of the EBEL. He helped Salzburg win back-to-bac championships.
Currently, Walter plays for the Nippon Paper Cranes out of Japan. In 44 games, he has 11 goals and 22 assists.
Most single season minutes (2014-15) = 2,943
Most regular season wins (2014-15) = 23
*Pickard shares this record with Anton Forsberg and Jason Bacashihua
Most regular season appearances (2014-15) = 50
Monsters career goaltending wins = 60
Calvin Pickard was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was the third goalie chosen that year.
Pickard did not sign a contract with the organization until March 25th, 2011. During the 2011-12, he only saw ice time in two professional games. The 2012-13 season was Pickard's first full season.
When the Avalanche changed affiliations before the start of the 2015-16 season, Pickard went with the rest of his squad to the San Antonio Rampage.
On July 5th, 2016, the Avalanche signed Pickard to a two-year deal. This was his first one-way contract.
In 24 games this season, Pickard has a record of 7-14-1 and a save percentage of 90.3%.
GAA in a season (2011-12) = 2.11
SV% in a season (2011-12) = .932
When the Colorado Avalanched signed Cedrick Desjardins their intention was to have him backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere. However, Desjardins injured his shoulder in the offseason. Upon recovery, he was assigned to the Monsters.
At the end of the season, Desjardins signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens. He was assigned tot he Hamilton Bulldogs where he became injured again.
On February 14, 2013, the Canadiens traded Desjardins to the Tampa Bay Lightning. While with the Lightning organization, Desjardins played in 53 games and had a record of 17-27-5.
On July 1, 2014, the New York Rangers signed Desjardins to a two-year, two-way contract. The Rangers assigned him to their affiliate, the Hartford Wolfpack.
Halfway through the season, Desjardins tore his ACL.
Upon his recovery, Desjardins started the 2015-16 season with the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL).
Currently, Desjardins plays for Jonquiere Marquis (LNAH) based out of Quebec where he has a record of 10-2-1.
Penalty Minutes in a season (2014-15) = 215
Monsters Career Penalty Minutes = 522
During the 2012-13 season, Daniel Maggio was loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters from the Fort Wayne Komets. In 25 games that season, he racked up four points and 110 penalty minutes.
Maggio stayed with the Monsters until the Avalanche changed affiliation to the San Antonio Rampage.
Last season, Maggio notched three points and 116 penalty minutes over 36 games.
Before the start of the 2016-17 season, Maggio signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Marlies. He played in four games before being reassigned tot he Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL). In 10 games, Maggio has two assists and 17 penalty minutes.
Wins in a season (2010-11) = 23
*Shares this record with Anton Forsberg and Calvin Pickard
Jason Bacashihua's record-setting season came on his second tour with the Avalanche organization. At the time, he and John Grahame were known as one of the best goalie tandems in the AHL.
At the end of the 2010-11 season, Bacashihua signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. He was assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms where he posted a record of 8-11-1 over 23 games.
In July 2012, Bacashihua traveled overseas to play for the Straubing Tigers (DEL) based out of Germany. Over the next three seasons, Bacashihua played in 137 games posting a record of 54-77. In his last season with the team, he only won nine games.
Currently, Bacashihua plays for Banska Bystrica HC 05 (Slovak).
Assists in a season: (2009-10) = 50
Points in a season (2009-10) = 70
*Shares this record with Ben Walter
The Colorado Avalanche drafted T.J. Hensick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Hensick didn't sign a contract with the organization until after finishing his collegiate career with the University of Michigan in 2007.
Hensick spent his first season in the organization bouncing between the Avalanche and Monsters. He was the Monsters only representative in the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic.
At the start of the 2009-10 season, Hensick made the Avalanche's opening roster but quickly became a reserve forward. He would join the Monsters around Thanksgiving. At the end of December, Hensick became the first Monsters player to be awarded “AHL Player of the Month”.
On June 13, 2013, Hensick signed with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League. After a shakey start with Modo the two agreed to release Hensick from his contract.
The Abbotsford Heat signed Hensick to an AHL contract at the beginning of 2014. Since Hensick played in Europe he was placed on waivers before being allowed to start with the Heat. The Hartford Wolf Pack swooped in and claimed Hensick. He would finish the season with 34 points.
From 2014 to 2016, Hensick played for three different teams in the AHL (Hamilton, Charlotte, Utica).
Hensick currently plays for the Ontario Reign.
Shutouts in a season (2008-09) = 8
Monsters career shutouts = 13
Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2002, Tyler Weiman didn't see professional ice time until the 2005-06 season.
Weiman played one game with the Avalanche at the start of the 2007-08 season before being sent down to the Lake Erie Monsters. He played for the Monsters from 2007 to 2010.
At the end of the 2009-10 season, Weiman signed with the Vancouver Canucks where he was assigned to the Manitoba Moose. In 29 games, he had a record of 15-10-2.
For the next five season, Weiman would play in Italy and Germany.
Currently, Weiman plays in South Korea for the Daemyung Killer Whales.