Cyclones Announce Season Opening Roster

Cyclones Announce Season Opening Roster

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2015



Twenty-One Man Squad set to Take the Ice in Saturday’s Opener

Cincinnati, OH-The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced the opening day roster for the 2015-16 season. This year’s opening roster will consist of 11 forwards, seven defensemen, and three goaltenders.

2015-2016 Cyclones Opening Day Roster:

Forwards (11)- Zach Budish, Jack Downing, Branden Gracel, Nick Huard, Christiaan Minella, Garrick Perry, Peter Quenneville, Jaynen Rissling, Eric Robinson, Joe Wilson, Andrew Yogan

Defenseman (7)- Cody Carlson, Kevin Lind, Ryan Misiak, Mike Ratchuk, Ben Schmidt, Steven Weinstein, Riley Weselowski

Goaltenders (3)- Neil Conway, Brad Thiessen, Brandon Whitney

Additionally, forward Mike Hammond and defenseman Brett Wysopal have been placed on the 21-day injured reserved list to start the season. ECHL teams can have an unlimited number of players on the 21-day injured reserve, and once placed on the injured reserve, the Player must remain on the IR for a minimum of 21 days. 

Roster Notes:

  • There are eight rookies on the Opening Day roster- Hammond (IR), Huard, Misiak, Perry, Quenneville, Schmidt, Weinstein, Wilson (A rookie is any player who has played less than 25 regular season games of professional hockey.)
  • The Opening Day roster consists of three veterans- Downing, Ratchuk, Weselowski (A veteran is defined as a player, other than a goaltender, who has played in at least 260 regular season games of professional hockey.)
  • Nine players saw time with the Cyclones last season- Budish, Downing, Gracel, Huard, Minella, Perry, Rissling, Wysopal (IR), Yogan
  • Five players have been assigned by AHL teams (Rissling, Robinson and Whitney- Milwaukee; Quenneville and Thiessen- Lake Erie)

The Cyclones open up the 2015-2016 season this Saturday, October 17, at U.S. Bank Arena against the Toledo Walleye. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.

The countdown to the 2015-16 First Face-Off is underway! The Cyclones will return to U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, October 17 when they host the Toledo Walleye at 7:30pm. Be sure to check out one of our 2015-16 Ticket Packages, available NOW! Call 513.421.PUCK to reserve your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram!

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