The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks, defenseman Andrew Peeke and center Kevin Stenlund from the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Kivlenieks, 23, is 1-0-1 with a 1.49 goals-against average and .946 save percentage in two games with the Blue Jackets this season. He turned aside 31 shots in a 2-1 victory at the NY Rangers on January 19, becoming the second player in franchise history to win his NHL debut (Steve Mason). The Riga, Latvia native is 9-8-2 with a 2.97 GAA, .904 SV% and one shutout in 19 games with the Monsters in 2019-20. Signed by Columbus to an entry level contract on May 25, 2017, Kivlenieks has posted a 27-33-7 record, 3.23 GAA, .892 SV% and three shutouts in 76 career AHL appearances with Cleveland since making his professional debut in 2017-18.
Peeke, 21, has registered an assist with two penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in seven games with the Blue Jackets in 2019-20. He made his NHL debut on December 5 vs. the NY Rangers and collected his first NHL point with an assist on December 16 vs. Washington. A native of Parkland, Florida, he has added 5-11-16 with six penalty minutes and is +1 in 29 contests with Cleveland in this season. Columbus' second round pick, 34th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft, he registered 12-40-52, 62 penalty minutes and a +20 plus/minus rating in 119 career outings at the University of Notre Dame (Big Ten) from 2016-19.
Stenlund, 23, has notched 4-2-6 with six penalty minutes in 17 appearances with the Jackets in 2019-20. He made his season debut on December 16 vs. Washington and notched his first career NHL goal a day later at Detroit. He has recorded 4-2-6 and 10 penalty minutes in 21 career games with Columbus since making his league debut in 2018-19. The Stockholm, Sweden native has added 21-24-45 and 40 penalty minutes in 99 career games with the Monsters, including 6-12-18 and 24 penalty minutes in 33 contests this season. He was the Blue Jackets' second second round selection, 58th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.