CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Cyclones STILL are not done bolstering their line-up as yet another huge addition was made to their offensive corps as forward Shawn O’Donnell is returning to the Queen City for a second season. He was in training camp with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins before being released last Thursday.
O’Donnell served as an alternate captain last season, and was the only captain that started the season in Cincinnati to also finish the season with the Cyclones. He appeared in 47 games with the Cyclones during the 2016-17 campaign and was among their top point scorers by putting up 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) during that time span. He also saw six games in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals.
He has also seen time in the ECHL with the (formerly) Greenville Road Warriors and Florida Everblades. In 64 combined appearances, he’s accounted for 54 points, totaling 18 goals and 36 assists.
The fifth-year pro has primarily seen time in the AHL, spending almost all of his time with the Hartford Wolf Pack in addition to his short stint in Milwaukee. In 134 contests in the top developmental league for the National Hockey League, O’Donnell has totaled 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) as well as 220 penalty minutes.
He had a very successful four-year collegiate career at St. Mary’s University where he was teammates with numerous former Cyclones in the form of David MacDonald, Andrew Hotham, Pat O’Keefe, Neil Conway, and as well as current Cyclone goaltender Anthony Peters. In 103 collegiate contests, O’Donnell has accumulated 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists). He served as an alternate captain during his senior campaign.