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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State record-holder Owen Sillinger signs with AHL’s Cleveland Monsters

Bemidji State men’s hockey senior center Owen Sillinger signed on Friday with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, the top-level affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Bemidji State senior Owen Sillinger (12) celebrates after scoring in the second period against St. Thomas on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at the Sanford Center.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – Bemidji State men’s hockey senior center Owen Sillinger signed on Friday with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, the top-level affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Sillinger, BSU’s single-season Division I points record-holder, inked an AHL contract to play professionally with the Monsters for the 2022-23 season, as well as a pro tryout contract for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Sillinger’s younger brother, Cole Sillinger, was drafted 12th overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft by Columbus.

Owen Sillinger, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, could debut with the Monsters as soon as 7 p.m. tonight, March 25, when Cleveland faces the Charlotte Checkers. Sillinger will finish the regular season with the Monsters, which includes 17 remaining games. The Monsters are six games back of a North Division Calder Cup playoff spot and are 22-25-8 this season.

Sillinger completed his four-year BSU career with 115 points, tying for fourth among BSU skaters during the program’s Division I era for most points in a career. He set new program benchmarks for points (47) and assists (30) in his senior season.

Bemidji State hockey fans who want to watch Sillinger play for the Monsters can purchase a subscription to AHLtv at this link .

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Sillinger joins Brad Johnson and Tyler Kirkup as former Beavers to sign professional hockey deals following the conclusion of the Beavers’ season.

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