For Immediate Release: September 27, 2018



Cincinnati Also Signs Rookie Forward Ahead of Training Camp  


Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans, have acquired defenseman Mitch Jones from the Maine Mariners in exchange for future considerations.

A native of Rochester Hills, MI, Jones skated in 58 games with the Utah Grizzlies during the 2017-18 season, accounting for a pair of goals and 12 assists along with 82 minutes in penalties. He spent the previous two seasons with the Alaska Aces where he totaled five goals and 12 assists, along with 77 penalty minutes, in 56 games. 

Prior to turning pro, the 5-11, 180lb defenseman spent parts of four seasons with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he was responsible for 12 goals and 26 assists in 166 career games. He also racked up 363 minutes in penalties. 

In a separate transaction, the Cyclones have signed forward Jeff Murray to a Standard Player Contract (SPC) for the 2018-19 season. Hailing from Newmarket, ON, Murray made his pro hockey debut with the Brampton Beast late last season, dishing out an assist in three games played. 

Prior to his pro debut, Murray enjoyed a successful four-year collegiate career at Canisius College where he accounted for 13 goals and 31 assists in 141 career games. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) where he amassed 86 points (44g, 42a) in 107 career games between three teams. 


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