CBJ names Trent Vogelhuber head coach of Cleveland Monsters

June 8, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Trent Vogelhuber has been named head coach of the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate.

When it comes to firsts, it was Dublin native has always pioneered the hockey pathway for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets program. A member of the inaugural AAA team in 2004, Vogelhuber was able to advance his career with the NAHL's St. Louis Bandits where he recorded 26 points in 31 games during the 2006-07 season and accepted a scholarship offer from Miami University.

In the summer of 2007, Vogelhuber made more history when he became the first native of Central Ohio to ever be selected in the NHL Draft when he was taken in the 7th round (211 overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was also selected in the 1st round (5th overall) in the USHL Draft by the Des Moines Buccaneers.

From 2008-2012, Vogelhuber enjoyed a successful college career at Miami University where he recorded 51 points in 149 career games. Vogelhuber played in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and back-to-back Frozen Fours. He was a key member of the RedHawks 2009-10 CCHA regular season title and 2011 Mason Cup playoff championship. In 2009, Vogelhuber scored a 3rd period goal to give Miami a 3-1 lead in the Division I national championship game.

Following his time at Miami, Vogelhuber played seven professional seasons in the American Hockey League for the Springfield Falcons, Lake Erie Monsters and San Antonio Rampage scoring 24 goals and 89 points in 301 career professional games. In 2015-16, Trent helped the Monsters capture their first Calder Cup in franchise history.

Since retiring in 2018, he has spent the past four seasons developing the Blue Jackets' top prospects as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Monsters. 

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By Brian Hedger (The Columbus Dispatch) - Blue Jackets tap local pipeline again, promote Vogelhuber to Monsters' head coach