For Immediate Release: October 9, 2018



Defenseman Chris Leone Heads to Mariners to Complete Trade


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 forward Brady Vail from the Maine Mariners in exchange for defenseman Chris Leone.

A native of Hendersonville, NC, Vail split the 2017-18 season between the Norfolk Admirals and Atlanta Gladiators, accounting for 15 goals and 21 assists in 39 games.  One year prior, Vail appeared in 53 games between the Americans, Admirals, and Ft. Wayne Komets, and totaled 10 goals and 15 assists in that time. 

Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Vail has also seen ECHL time with the Orlando Solar Bears, and has skated with the Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Overall, in 249 professional games, Vail has amassed 153 points (61g, 92a) along with 105 minutes in penalties. 

The 24-year-old played junior hockey for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL). In 312 junior games, Vail racked up 81 goals and 127 assists. 

Leone departs Cincinnati after one season with the team. In 2017-18, Leone accounted for five goals and 21 assists, along with a plus-10 on-ice rating. 

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