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Rangers’ Čajan signs professional contract with Cleveland

The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, announced today that they have signed Kitchener Rangers’ goaltender Pavel Čajan to a two-year AHL contract through the 2023-24 season.

Čajan, 19, recorded a 3.61 goals against average (GAA) and a .901 save percentage (SV%) in 44 games with Kitchener during the 2021-22 campaign. He earned a 21-18-4 record between-the-pipes with the Rangers this past season.

“We’re thrilled to see Pavel get rewarded after having a strong year in Kitchener,” said Kitchener Rangers General Manager Mike McKenzie. “We’d like to thank Pavel and wish him all the best in his career moving forward.”

A 6-foot-2, 174-pound goaltender, Čajan recorded a 3.98 GAA and a .905 SV% in nine playoff games with the Rangers. Čajan was selected by Kitchener in the first round (49th overall) of the 2020 CHL Import Draft.

Čajan signed his contract with Cleveland while attending the Blue Jackets’ NHL Development Camp in Columbus this week.

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