Thursday, September 17, 2009

KATN in 2009-10

Hi all current and future Cyclones fans. The roster for this season is shaping up nicely! There is a good mix of new and returning players as well as with young and veteran players.

I'm posting a quick blurb on each so far, so when their friends and family search them online, they'll find this blog...

7-13-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced this afternoon that they have agreed to terms with center Barret Ehgoetz for the 2009-10 season. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Ehgoetz, 28, finished last season with 22 goals and 42 assists for 64 points in the regular season and was tied for 17th in the league in scoring. He added five goals and six assists for eleven points as Cincinnati advanced to the American Conference Finals for the second straight year. Barret also notched a pair of assists in the All-Star Game in January.

7-14-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Jason Woll to a contract. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Woll, 24, will launch his first full season as a professional after spending the final ten games of the regular season and 15 games of the Kelly Cup playoffs with the Cyclones in the spring. He joined the club after finishing his senior year at Milwaukee School of Engineering. At MSOE, Jason played in 108 games and netted 14 goals to go with 63 assists for 77 points and 319 penalty minutes. A three-time Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic selection, he was also selected to the MCHA All-Tournament team in 2006-07. Woll also twice in his career earned MCHA ‘Defensive Player of the Week’ honors. In addition, he was a four-time member of the league’s All-Conference team at seasons end—only the third player in MCHA history to achieve this.

7-30-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Jamie Coghlan. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Coghlan, 25, enters his second season as a professional after splitting last season between Fresno and Cincinnati. Starting the season with Fresno, Jamie played in twelve games and had an assist and nine penalty minutes for the Pacific Division leaders. When the Falcons folded on December 22, he signed as a free agent with Cincinnati. He appeared in 41 games with the Cyclones, netting a goal and four assists for five points and 43 penalty minutes. His +11 plus/minus rating was fifth-best on the club and second-best among Cincinnati rearguards.

8-3-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced this afternoon that they have completed a trade with the Alaska Aces. The deal brings defenseman Doug Krantz to the Queen City, while forward Justin Johnson heads to Alaska. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Krantz, 25, begins his second professional season after playing his rookie campaign with North Division rival Wheeling. He collected three goals and 21 assists for 24 points in 66 games with the Nailers. Doug collected two goals and six assists for eight points in eight games against Cincinnati in the regular season. He had one two-goal game as a rookie, a pair of lamplighters in a 10-4 loss at U.S. Bank Arena against the Cyclones on Jan. 14. In the opening round of the North Division playoffs he had a goal and three assists for four points in the seven game series loss to Cincinnati. The highlight being a two assist contest in game six to force the decisive game. He was acquired by Alaska from Wheeling earlier in the off-season.

8-6-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced this morning that they have agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Duchesneau and Mark Voakes for the 2009-10 season. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Duchesneau (DOO-shuhn-oh), 22, played last season with Riviere-du-Loup (LNAH) and collected seven goals and ten assists for 17 points in 34 games. He also had a pair of assists in five playoff games. The third-year man launched his professional career with Flint (IHL) during 2007-08, notching three goals and 22 assists for 25 points in 58 games.

Voakes, 25, closed out his collegiate playing career at Wilfrid Laurier, netting 13 goals and 37 assists for 50 points. He was the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Most Valuable Player this past season, finished second among graduating seniors in Canadian University (CIS) scoring nationally and received his second straight First-Team All-OUA selection.

8-10-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced tonight that they have agreed to terms with forward Dustin Sproat.. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Sproat, 28, enters his second season as a professional after splitting last season between Fresno and Cincinnati. Starting the season with Fresno, Dustin played in 16 games and collected a pair of goals and four assists for six points with the Pacific Division leaders. When the Falcons folded on December 22, he signed as a free agent with Cincinnati. He appeared in 39 games with the Cyclones and picked up 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points. Dustin collected nine multiple point games for the club and was the second-leading scorer on the squad in the postseason with seven goals and eight assists in 15 games. He also had a pair of two goal games in the Kelly Cup playoffs.

8-20-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Brian O’Hanley. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

O’Hanley, 24, enters his second season as a professional after splitting last season between Fresno and Cincinnati. Starting the season with Fresno, Brian saw action in 27 games and had three assists and 14 penalty minutes for the Pacific Division leaders. When the Falcons folded on December 22, he signed as a free agent with Cincinnati. He played 43 games for the North Division champions and notched eight assists and 37 penalty minutes. His first goal as a professional was netted in the fourth game of the division semifinals—a Cincinnati victory that evened the series at two games apiece. The Cyclones would win that affair in seven games and advance to the American Conference Finals before being eliminated by eventual Kelly Cup champion South Carolina.

8-24-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this afternoon that they have agreed to terms with forward Adam Krug and defenseman Kirk Medernach for the upcoming season.

Krug, 26, signed with the Cyclones at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season from Adrian College. The Bulldogs missed out on an NCAA Division III postseason berth despite posting a 27-1-1 record. Adrian College won its final 26 games of the season to capture the Midwestern Collegiate Hockey Association’s regular season and tournament titles. Adam was the third-leading scorer in NCAA Division III hockey (netting the most by any senior player) with 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points in 28 games. He signed with the Cyclones on March 13 and netted a goal and two assists for three points in eleven games.

Medernach, 24, spent the 2008-09 season at Mercyhurst College, playing in 29 games and picking up a goal with ten assists for eleven points and accumulated 46 penalty minutes. Kirk signed with the Cyclones on March 26 and played in one game (March 28 at Johnstown, a 2-1 Cincinnati victory).

8-27-09
Ohio –The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this morning that they have agreed to terms with forward Hans Benson for the 2009-10 season.

Benson, 25, spent last season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Springfield, appearing in 35 games and notching an assist to go with 98 penalty minutes. Hans also was involved in 15 fights during the campaign.

9-1-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones announced this morning that they have signed forward Jimmy Kilpatrick to a contract for the 2009-10 season. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators.

Kilpatrick, 24, played in the first two games of last season with Las Vegas, before being traded to the Cyclones on October 22. Jimmy erupted for 24 goals and 25 assists for 49 points in 43 games with Cincinnati. He also appeared in three games with Houston (AHL). During the Kelly Cup playoffs, he netted a pair of goals and handed out 14 assists for 16 points in 15 postseason contests.

9-3-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this morning they have agreed to terms with defenseman Doug Krantz and forward Kenton Dulle for the 2009-10 season.




Krantz, 26, played his rookie season last year with Wheeling. He appeared in 66 games with the Nailers and tallied three goals and 21 assists for 24 points during the campaign. Two of his goals, ironically, came against the Cyclones in a 10-4 loss to Cincinnati on January 17. Doug also played in seven Kelly Cup playoff games, netting a goal and adding three assists for four points. Wheeling was edged in seven games by Cincinnati in the North Division semifinals. His rights were secured in a trade with Alaska in exchange for forward Justin Johnson on August 3.

Dulle, 21, finished his junior career with Kamloops (Western Hockey League) playing in 65 games for the Blazers and tallying 24 goals and 35 assists for 59 points while adding 92 penalty minutes. He was also Kamloops’ leading scorer in the postseason with three goals and a pair of assists for five points. Kenton registered three multiple goal games in the regular season to go with 13 multiple point contests. He had a 14-game point streak (8-13-21) from October 26 through December 10.

9-8-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this morning they have signed defenseman Kevin Roeder for the 2009-10 season. Roeder has played the last four years at nearby Miami University.

Roeder, 23, finished his four year career at Miami with five goals and 31 assists for 36 points in 152 games. He amassed a +50 plus/minus rating over his career—including a brilliant +27 mark as a junior (2007-08). He also collected 154 penalty minutes during his time with the Redhawks.

“Kevin Roeder had a tremendous impact on our program over the four years he was here,” Miami University Hockey Head Coach Enrico Blasi said. “He was a difference maker in the collegiate game with his physical play. I think he will bring a similar style to the pro game.”

9-9-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this afternoon they have agreed to terms with defenseman Brock Sheahan for the 2009-10 season.

Sheahan, 25, spent his rookie season with Wheeling, collecting four goals and 13 assists for 17 points while playing all 72 games. He finished the season with a +10 plus/minus rating, fourth-best on the squad. Brock was even or better in the plus/minus category in 59 of the 72 games the Nailers played. He had his lone multiple point game on December 26 in a 10-6 victory over Reading, notching a goal and adding an assist.

9-14-09
The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, announced this morning they have agreed to terms with defenseman Dwayne Zinger for the 2009-10 season.

Zinger, 33, spent his ninth professional season with Odense (Denmark), appearing in 27 games, collecting a goal and seven assists for eight points and 34 penalty minutes. He spent his first eight seasons as a pro playing in the American Hockey League (AHL), playing in 636 games, netting 23 goals and adding 70 assists for 93 points and amassing 869 penalty minutes. Dwayne also saw time in the National Hockey League (NHL), playing seven games with the Washington Capitals during the 2003-04 season.

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