COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Tyler Motte from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Motte, 22, has recorded five goals and two assists for seven points with four penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in seven games with the Monsters this season. The forward, who has four goals in the past two contests including a hat trick on Saturday vs. Ontario, leads the club in goals, points and shots (29) and ranks second-T in assists.
The St. Clair, Michigan native tallied 4-3-7 in 33 games while making his NHL debut with Chicago in 2016-17 and added 12-9-21 in 33 AHL contests with Rockford. He has notched 17-11-28 and 26 penalty minutes in 55 career AHL games with the Monsters and IceHogs since making his pro debut at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
Motte registered 50-55-105, 72 penalty minutes and was +38 in 107 career NCAA games at the University of Michigan from 2013-16, including ranking second in the NCAA in goals and fourth in points as a junior in 2015-16 with 32-24-56 in 38 contests. Acquired in a trade by Columbus from Chicago with Artemi Panarin on June 23, 2017, Motte was originally the Blackhawks' fourth round selection, 121st overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Boston Bruins at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.