Blue Jackets Assign Alexandre Texier to Cleveland
Columbus’ second-round pick in 2017 posted 14-27-41 in 55 appearances for Liiga’s KalPa this year
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Friday that the team’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, assigned forward Alexandre Texier to the Monsters from KalPa in Finland’s Liiga. Originally selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round (45th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Texier, 19, posted 14-27-41 with 36 penalty minutes and a -11 rating in 55 appearances for KalPa this season.
A 6’0”, 194 lb. left-handed native of Grenoble, France, Texier supplied 27-36-63 with 74 penalty minutes and a -6 rating in 108 Liiga appearances for KalPa spanning the past two seasons, helping the club claim the 2019 Spengler Cup Championship. In 2016-17, Texier contributed 10-9-19 with 69 penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 40 appearances for Grenoble in France’s Ligue Magnus.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Chicago Wolves with full coverage, live from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, underway at 8:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.