For Immediate Release: December 3, 2017



Cyclones’ Captain Back in The Lineup Sunday Against Brampton


Cincinnati, OH-  The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced that defenseman Eric Knodel has been reassigned to Cincinnati by the Rochester Americans, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Signed to a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO) on November 16, Knodel appeared in two games with the Americans, however did not record a point. Knodel currently ranks fourth on the Cyclones in scoring with 12 points (5g, 7a), and recorded his first career hat trick in his most recent game with Cincinnati; a 5-2 win over the Quad City Mallards on November 14.

This season’s team captain skated in 58 games with the Cyclones in 2016-17 and led the team in defenseman scoring with eight goals and 20 assists, and was tied for third with a plus-seven on-ice rating. He was one of the ECHL’s top defensemen at the midway point of the season, and for his efforts he was awarded a spot in the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic in Glens Falls, NY. He also took part in the All-Star Hardest Shot competition, where he finished in second place with a shot of 96mph.


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