Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Metro acquires forward Monfils from Jr. Lumberjacks

WATERFORD, MI – The Metro Jets continue to fine-tune their roster and made a trade Wednesday with the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, acquiring 20-year-old forward Jeff Monfils for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 North American 3 Hockey League draft.

Monfils, a Macomb native, scored 17 goals (two on the power play) and 28 points in 46 games a year ago with Cleveland.

“We are going to have a young team this year and we were looking to add a veteran presence and leadership and think we found that in Jeff,” said Metro GM Butch Wolfe. “We saw him a lot last season and were impressed with what we saw. He plays bigger than he really is (5-foot-9, 180 pounds). We’re excited to see how he will fit in with the younger crop we have coming in.”

During the 2010-11 season, Monfils skated with the Missoula Maulers, Bozeman Icedogs and Billings Bulls of the Northern Pacific Hockey League.

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