Another small-town Manitoban has decided his 2021-22 hockey-playing fate. This time it is Cartwright product Tristan Mullin, who has opted to re-sign with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters for another year on a standard AHL deal.
The 24-year-old put up four goals and five points in 11 games with the University of Vermont as the team’s MVP last season. He then joined the Monsters on an AHL professional tryout for the second half of the year. He tallied three goals, four points and 12 penalty minutes in his first 15 games in the AHL.
Prior to transferring to UV, Mullin skated for three years at the NCAA’s Cornell University, where he suited up in 89 regular season games for the Big Red. Finished within the team’s top-five scorers in his final two seasons, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward amassed 21 goals, 49 points and 58 penalty minutes during his time with Cornell.
Prior to joining the NCAA, Mullin played two seasons within the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, before moving to the Powell River Kings, for two years of British Columbia Hockey League action.
Following two years of U-18 AAA action with the Pembina Valley Hawks, the Rock Lake Minor Hockey Association product joined the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings in 2013-14 before playing the following year with the Swan Valley Stampeders.
In 102 total MJHL contests, Mullin put up 27 goals, 66 points and 35 penalty minutes, including an impressive 25-goal, 55-point 2014-15 campaign over 62 games with the Stamps. His production continued in the BCHL, as the left-shooting forward combined for 69 goals, 140 points and 80 penalty minutes in just 131 total games with Powell River.
The Monsters finished second in the AHL’s Central Division last year, going 16-10-3 on the shortened season. The 2021-22 regular season is set to begin on Friday, October 15.