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Alexandre Texier To Join Cleveland Monsters

Alexandre Texier To Join Cleveland Monsters
Published On: Thu, Mar 14
Nov 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows (14) sets up in front of the net as Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Scott Harrington (36) attempts to defend at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Canucks 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets have carefully watched the development of one of their prospects from afar, but will now finally be able to get him into their organization. Alexandre Texiera€™s season has ended in Finland, and Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch reports that the young forward will be joining the Cleveland Monsters on Friday. The Monsters play on Friday and Saturday in Chicago and Rockford against the Wolves and IceHogs respectively. Ita€™s not clear if Texier will be in the lineup for either game.

With two goals and three points in his final game of the season, Texier finishes with an impressive 41 points in 55 games this season for KalPa. That was enough to lead his squad despite his young age, and make for an exciting entrance to North American hockey. Selected 45th overall in 2017, there were some who believed Texier should have gone even higher. The French forward is still just 19 but signed his entry-level deal with the Blue Jackets last spring.

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