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Forward Matt Smyth Returning to Cyclones

July 17, 2013 | View Comments

Forward Matt Smyth Returning to Cyclones

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 forward Matt Smyth for the 2013-14 season.

Smyth, an Orlando, Florida native notched 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) in 24 games with the Cyclones during the 2012-13 campaign. He also appeared in three contests with the Orlando Solar Bears and collected an assist. Smyth played his junior hockey in the OHL, OPHJL, and OJHL – where he amassed 267 points (120 goals, 147 assists) in 261 games over a five-year span.

“Matt shows a lot of offensive upside in this league,” said Cyclones Assistant Coach Matt Macdonald. “He has a hard, accurate shot and makes plays in the tough areas of the ice. We’re excited to have him back in the fold this year.”

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).