For Immediate Release: October 23, 2018



O’Donnell and Tessier Head East, Marnell and Futures Come Back


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 traded the ECHL rights to forward Shawn O’Donnell to the Maine Mariners, in exchange for forward Mike Marnell. Additionally, defenseman Andrew Tessier has been dealt to the Adirondack Thunder, with Future Considerations coming back in return.

A native of South Huntington, NY, Marnell has appeared in two games for the Mariners this season, however has not recorded a point. He recently wrapped up a successful collegiate career at St. Lawrence University where he accounted for 79 points (45g, 34a) in 115 career games played over four seasons. His junior year of 2016-17 saw him rank second on the team in scoring while achieving career highs in both goals (15) and assists (12), and during his senior season he led the team with 22 points (12g, 10a). He played junior hockey for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he accounted for 47 points (25g, 22a) in 98 career games.

O’Donnell was signed by the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in the off-season and has appeared in seven games this season, dishing out an assist. O’Donnell appeared 46 games with the Cyclones in 2017-18, ranking sixth on the team in scoring with 44 points (19g, 25a). He also added a pair of goals and a pair of assists in five playoff games. He enjoyed an 11-game point streak from November 18-December 29 (4g, 13a), and had multi-point efforts on 10 separate occasions, including a season-high four-point performance in a 5-4 win over the Ft. Wayne Komets on December 27. Overall, O’Donnell has skated in 93 games with the Cyclones, accounting for 33 goals and 53 assists for 86 total points.

Tessier was signed by the Cyclones prior to training camp, and was brought back to the team after being one of the final cuts following camp. He has yet to appear in a game this season, however has spent the last four seasons with Laurentian University and Lakehead University in Canada. In 67 collegiate games, the Elliot Lake, ON, native accounted for three goals and 10 assists. 


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