CINCINNATI, OH – With training camp now well underway, the Cincinnati Cyclones aren’t done making additions to the roster. Season hasn’t even started yet and we’ve already got a trade to talk about as the Cyclones have acquired forward Austin Block from the Orlando Solar Bears in exchange for future considerations.
Block has spent parts of the last two seasons in Orlando. During the 2016-17 campaign, he was among the Solar Bears’ top point producers. He accounted for 35 points last season, good for 12 goals and 23 assists in 53 contests. He’s also seen time in the ECHL with the Manchester Monarchs and Bakersfield Condors. In 128 combined appearances in the league, he’s put up 62 points (19 goals, 43 assists).
He began his professional career during the 2013-14 season across the pond, splitting time in Finland with HIFK/HCK and Sweden with Karlskrona HK. In 32 combined games during his rookie season, Block totaled 10 points (three goals, seven assists). He’s also seen time in Slovakia with HC Banska Bystrica, where he scored 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 21 contests.
He endured a successful four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA. In 136 collegiate appearances with the Wildcats, he scored 50 points (25 goals, 25 assists). Here’s your “thanks, Pierre” moment of the day… Block has some familiarity coming in as while in New Hampshire, he was teammates with current Cyclones alternate captain Eric Knodel.
In addition to the acquisition of Block, forward Brandon McNally and goaltender Anthony Peters have both returned to Cincinnati after being released from their tryout agreement with the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
Updated 30-man training camp roster as of October 2nd:
|F||Mike Barrett (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|F||Austin Block||ECHL SPC|
|F||Justin Danforth (Rookie)||AHL SPC – Rochester|
|F||Winston Day Chief||ECHL SPC|
|F||Rob De Fulviis||ECHL SPC|
|F||Dylan Denomme (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|F||Alex Kile (Rookie)||AHL SPC – Rochester|
|F||Brandon McNally||ECHL SPC|
|F||Dylan Nowakowski||ECHL SPC|
|F||Stephen Pietrobon (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|F||Andrew Radjenovic (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|F||Jesse Schultz (Veteran)||ECHL SPC|
|F||Shane Walsh||ECHL SPC|
|F||Dominic Zombo||ECHL SPC|
|D||Arvin Atwal||ECHL SPC|
|D||Anthony Florentino (Rookie)||AHL SPC – Rochester|
|D||Jordan Henderson (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|D||Eric Knodel||ECHL SPC|
|D||Chris Leone||ECHL SPC|
|D||Brycen Martin||AHL SPC – Rochester|
|D||Devante Stephens (Rookie)||NHL ELC – Buffalo|
|G||Davis Jones (Rookie)||ECHL SPC|
|G||Jonas Johansson (Rookie)||NHL ELC – Buffalo|
|G||Jason Kasdorf||NHL ELC – Buffalo|
|G||Anthony Peters||ECHL SPC|
|In AHL Training Camps|
|F||Shawn O’Donnell||Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AHL)|