Trent Vogelhuber
Born (1988-07-13)13 July 1988,
Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Springfield Falcons
Lake Erie Monsters
San Antonio Rampage
NHL Draft 211th overall, 2007
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2012–2018

Trent Vogelhuber (born July 13, 1988) is an American former professional ice hockey forward who most notably played in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected in the seventh round, 211th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Amateur[edit | edit source]

Vogelhuber played junior as a product of the Columbus youth hockey system. After appearing with the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League, Vogelhuber became the first Columbus hockey player to be selected in the NHL draft when he was selected with the last pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 211th overall, fittingly by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was limited to just two games due to injury in the 2007–08 season, his last amateur junior year with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League.

Vogelhuber continued in making a trail for Columbus hockey, becoming the first trained player to play at a Division 1 college level with the Miami University RedHawks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.[1] In his four-year collegiate career with the RedHawks, Vogelhuber developed his game as a checking-line role player, completing his senior year in the 2011–12 season, and posting career totals of 51 points in 149 games. He immediately embarked on his professional career in playing the final 2 regular season games on an amateur try-out contract with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.[2]

Professional[edit | edit source]

Despite being unable to attain an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets, Vogelhuber remained within the organization by signing a AHL contract to continue with the Springfield Falcons on July 20, 2012.[3] In his rookie season, he began the 2012–13 campaign assigned to ECHL affiliate, the Evansville IceMen. After scoring 16 points in 34 games, Vogelhuber entrenched himself in the AHL with the Falcons. In the following pre-season, having attended the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp on invitation, Vogelhuber became the first Columbus product to feature in a NHL pre-season game, playing the Pittsburgh Penguins on September 16, 2013.[1]

Following his third full season with the Falcons, Vogelhuber continued his progress within the Blue Jackets organization by following their AHL affiliation switch to his home state by signing a one-year deal with the Lake Erie Monsters on June 29, 2015.[4] Entering his fourth full season in AHL, and assuming a veteran role within the Monsters, Vogelhuber was selected as an Alternate captain for the 2015–16 campaign. He responded positively in recording career bests with 11 goals and 27 points in 70 regular season games. In the post-season, he added 2 goals and 7 points as the Monsters dominated the playoffs to collect their first Calder Cup in franchise history.

As a free agent, Vogelhuber secured his first NHL contract in agreeing to a two-year, two-way contract with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2016.[5] Signed through his ties in Columbus with former staffer, Chris MacFarland, Vogelhuber was later joined in Colorado with the hiring of Jared Bednar, his former head coach with the Monsters and Falcons. After suffering an appendectomy, Vogelhuber missed the Avalanche's training camp and was unable to make an impression on his new club.[6] After returning to health and featuring in a single pre-season game, he was among the final cuts to be reassigned to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, on October 12, 2016.[7] In the 2016–17 season, Vogelhuber was hit by injury and was limited to just 15 games and 2 assists.

As a free agent from the Avalanche following the conclusion 2017–18 season, Vogelhuber went un-signed over the summer. He accepted an invitation to attend the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp and later returned within the organization by signing a professional try-out contract with the Cleveland Monsters on October 9, 2018.[8] Vogelhuber did not feature in a game to begin the 2018–19 season, before opting to end his 6-year professional career and immediately assume an assistant coaching role with the Cleveland Monsters on October 23, 2018.[9]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 St. Louis Bandits NAHL 31 10 16 26 24
2007–08 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Miami RedHawks CCHA 29 2 2 4 22
2009–10 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 8 4 12 30
2010–11 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 7 14 21 16
2011–12 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 4 10 14 55
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Evansville IceMen ECHL 34 6 10 16 20
2012–13 Springfield Falcons AHL 27 4 3 7 14 8 2 0 2 0
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 30 1 8 9 19 1 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 64 8 8 16 55
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 70 11 16 27 65 17 2 5 7 8
2016–17 San Antonio Rampage AHL 15 0 2 2 8
2017–18 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 4 8 12 26
AHL totals 267 28 45 73 191 26 4 6 10 8

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [10]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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