Carter Camper Inks Two-Year AHL Contract With Monsters


CLEVELAND – The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Friday that veteran forward Carter Camper signed a two-year AHL contract with the club spanning the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

A 5’9”, 175 lb. right-handed, undrafted native of Rocky River, OH, Camper, 28, served as an assistant captain and contributed 6-29-35 with 18 penalty minutes and a -3 rating in 47 appearances last season for the AHL’s Albany Devils. In three career NHL appearances for the Boston Bruins during the 2011-12 campaign, Camper posted 1-0-1 with zero penalty minutes and a +1 rating. In 375 career AHL games played spanning parts of seven seasons from 2010-17 with the Providence Bruins, Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, Hershey Bears and Albany, Camper logged 71-198-269 with 100 penalty minutes and a +1 rating and was named to the 2011-12 AHL All-Star Team.

Prior to his professional career, Camper supplied 69-114-183 with 85 penalty minutes and a +48 rating in 156 appearances spanning four seasons at Miami (OH) University from 2007-11. During his senior season with the RedHawks in 2010-11, Camper wore the captain’s “C”, was named to the CCHA First All-Star Team, was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top collegiate hockey player, was named the CCHA’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and helped Miami claim the CCHA Championship.

Prior to his collegiate career, Camper posted 23-48-71 with 40 penalty minutes and a +24 rating in 56 USHL appearances for the Lincoln Stars during the 2006-07 season and in parts of two seasons with the NAHL’s Cleveland Barons from 2004-06, Camper tallied 45-74-119 with 38 penalty minutes and an even rating in 111 appearances.

The Cleveland Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League playing at Quicken Loans Arena and the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.