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Cyclones Agree to Terms with Defenseman Chris Reed

July 11, 2013 | View Comments

Cyclones Agree to Terms with Defenseman Chris Reed

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Reed for the 2013-14 season.

Reed, a 25-year-old Solon, Ohio native, will return for his third season as a professional this fall. A year ago, he notched a career-high 18 points (1 goal, 17 assists) in 59 games with the Cyclones. In addition, he finished fourth among all ECHL players (and second among defensemen) in the plus/minus category by posting a +26 rating. During the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the former Ohio State Buckeye contributed with five assists in 17 contests. Reed also spent some time in the American Hockey League during the 2012-13 campaign; he collectively logged eight games with the Springfield Falcons, Houston Aeros, and Lake Erie Monsters.

“Chris brings a high level of consistency to our club,” said Cyclones Assistant Coach Matt Macdonald. “Not only is he a leader on and off the ice, he plays every game like it’s do or die every night. Chris puts a lot of pressure on the other team defensively, but isn’t afraid to jump up into the play when he can. We’re very excited to have him back.”

The countdown to the 2013 First Face-Off is officially on! The Cyclones open the season at U.S. Bank Arena against the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm. The game will be preceded by the Power Play 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls! For details or to register, visit Season ticket packages are also on sale now! Call 513.421.PUCK or visit to secure your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the offseason on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).