Is there a Cleveland NHL team? Cleveland Barons (NHL)
Why doesn’t Cleveland have an NHL team? The NHL in Cleveland was short-lived due to limited marketing, poor play, and a strangling lease. This is not proof in the pudding, as some would say, that the NHL doesn’t fit in Cleveland. The Barons were setup to fail from the get-go.
Does Ohio have a professional hockey team? Columbus Blue Jackets, American professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Who are the Cleveland Monsters affiliate with? The CLEVELAND MONSTERS, formerly known as the Lake Erie Monsters, are a member of the American Hockey League and the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets. They played the 2007-08 season, their first in Cleveland, at the QUICKEN LOANS ARENA.