Forward Daniel Koger Agrees to Terms with Cyclones
July 20, 2011 | View Comments
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 Daniel Koger for the 2011-12 season.
Koger (CO-guhr) will be making his ECHL debut with the Cyclones in 2011-12 after a very productive season with the Laredo Bucks (CHL). A year ago for the Bucks, he finished third on the team in scoring with 52 points (29 goals, 23 assists) in 64 games – two places behind the team-leader and teammate Neil Trimm. A native of Hungary, the 21-year-old Koger has spent the majority of his playing career overseas, earning several awards along the way. He has won back-to-back Silver Medals with the Hungary national team at the World Championships. Even as an amateur, Koger excelled; in 2006-07 he was named the Hungary League’s best junior player and won a Gold Medal with his country’s Under-20 team during the same year.
“Daniel is going to be a real offensive threat for us this year,” said Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde. “He’s a young European goal scorer who has a nose for the net. He made the commitment last year to give his game a try in North America and did a great job with Laredo. I know he is hungry to improve his game and see how high he can go over here. We’re very excited to have him and I know he’s excited to be here.”
The countdown to the 2011-12 season is officially underway! Secure your seats for this year’s Home Opener on Saturday, November 5 when the Cyclones welcome the Chicago Express to U.S. Bank Arena for the first time at 7:30pm. Contact a ticket representative today at 513.421.PUCK or log on to CyclonesHockey.com for more information. Fans can also get the latest team updates during the offseason on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to view Daniel Koger’s career statistics.