The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Calvin Thurkauf to the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Thurkauf, 22, has skated in three games with the Blue Jackets this season, including making his NHL debut on February 22 at Nashville. He has set AHL single-season career highs in assists, points and plus/minus rating with nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points with 37 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating in 47 contests with Cleveland in 2019-20. The Zug, Switzerland native has posted 22-29-51 with 101 penalty minutes in 148 career AHL games with the Monsters since making his professional debut in 2017-18. He was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 185th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.