CINCINNATI, OH – The summer months continue to roll along for the Cincinnati Cyclones and we kickoff the month of August with the fourth player signing announcement, as well as the first rookie signing to join the team for the 2017-18 campaign. Holy Cross alumnus, Michael Barrett will call southwestern Ohio home for his first season of professional hockey this fall.
“I am very excited to start my career with the Cincinnati Cyclones,” said Barrett in a press release. “The Cyclones are an excellent organization and I’m looking forward to getting things going this fall.”
Serving as an alternate captain during his senior year at Holy Cross, Barrett comes to Cincinnati after a very successful four-year collegiate career. The high potential forward led the Crusaders in scoring during his sophmore year, and finished top four on the team in scoring in each season. In 147 collegiate appearances, Barrett accounted for 99 points (44 goals, 55 assists). His highest offensive showing was during his senior year where he applied 27 points in 36 contests.
“Mike is a very skilled player who brings a lot of offensive ability to our forward group,” remarked Cyclones Head Coach Matt Macdonald. “We feel his game will translate well to the professional level and we look forward to him being a mainstay in our lineup.”
Cincinnati is loading up on forwards as all four signings so far have been up front. Barrett joins Shane Walsh, Dominic Zombo, and Dylan Nowakowski, with tons more to come in the coming weeks.