The Cincinnati Cyclones announced today the completion of three future considerations trades, dealing forward Gino Esteves to the Wichita Thunder, while acquiring Mason Mannek from the Utah Grizzlies and Jacob Pritchard from the Reading Royals. 

Esteves was sent to Wichita to complete the Sean Allen trade made near the ECHL's trade deadline, while the Mannek and Pritchard pick-ups come from moves in the early part of the 2021-22 season, when Cincinnati dealt goaltender Cole Kehler to Utah (December) and sent Mike Gornall to Reading (November). 

Mason Mannek 

Position: Forward

Drafted: Undrafted

Age: 22 (4/10/2000)

Born: Herriman, Utah

HT: 5’8”  |  WT: 165 lbs

Shoots: Right

  • Spent first full season in professional hockey with Utah during 2021-22 campaign. Was one of just nine ECHL forwards to have played in all 72 regular season games.
  • Collected 23 goals and 51 points, while amassing 102 penalty minutes with Grizzlies. Finished third on team in points and second in goals. Earned four goals and six points across 17 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
  • Spent four years in Portland playing major junior for WHL-Winterhawks. Named Alternate Captain ahead of 2019-20 season. Posted 94 points (43 goals, 51 assists) in 212 games.

Jacob Pritchard 

Position: Forward

Drafted: Undrafted

Age: 27 (4/09/1995)

Born: Macomb Township, Michigan

HT: 6’0”  |  WT: 194 lbs

Shoots: Left

  • Third year pro. Skated in 58 games with Reading, posting 16 goals and 52 points during the 2021-22 regular season. Played in three AHL games, including two with AHL-Rochester; Cincinnati's AHL affiliate. 
  • Won Calder Cup in 2020 with Charlotte Checkers. Posted seven points in 32 games at AHL level that season, along with six points in 13 games with ECHL-Greenville. 
  • Play four years of college hockey. Spent senior season at the university of Massachusetts. Finished second on the Minutemen in scoring behind Cale Makar. Won Hockey East title in 2019 and was named to Second All-Star Team. 
  • Spent previous three seasons at St. Lawrence University. 
  • 2014 Clark Cup Champion with USHL-Indiana.

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