In a surprising move, the Lake Erie Monsters released forward Hugh Jessiman on Monday. Jessiman lead the team in goals this season with 20.
Jessiman started the season on a 25-game contract. The Monsters signed him to another 25-game contract after the first ran out. The team let the second one expire on Monday.
Jessiman was a first round pick by the New York Rangers in 2003 but has appeared in only two games in the NHL. He will sign a contract with the Abbottsford Heat in the AHL.