The Cleveland Monsters are an American Hockey League (AHL) franchise that began play in 2007 as the Lake Erie Monsters. Their home ice is the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (f.k.a. Quicken Loans Arena), also the home of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.

Since 2015 the Monsters have been the top affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Monsters began in 2006 when, on May 16, 2006, a Cleveland ownership group led by Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans, purchased the the dormant Utah Grizzlies . . .

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