CINCINNATI, OH – Cyclones fans have been begging for more familiar faces in the line-up and at this point in time, only have two in Seth Ambroz and Nick Huard. You’re getting just that as forward Colin Mulvey will be returning to Cincinnati as a last-minute signing after his initials plans in Germany fell through. Mulvey becomes the only player that received a qualifying offer from the Cyclones to re-sign in Cincinnati.
The 2016-17 season will mark Mulvey’s fourth full professional campaign, and third in the ECHL. It will also be his third stint in Cincinnati. He was a late season addition to the Cyclones last season in a trade with South Carolina in an attempt to bolster the offensive corps. It worked out beautifully as he came right in and made an instant impact, helping Cincinnati reach the Kelly Cup Playoffs. In 62 total contests last season between the Cyclones and Stingrays, he accounted for 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists).
Mulvey spent the 2014-2015 season overseas in Germany, skating in 40 games with the Erding Gladiators, and tallying 52 points (29 goals, 23 assists).
His first stint in Cincinnati came during the 2013-2014 season after being claimed off waivers late in the season from Wheeling. In 38 games between the Nailers and Cyclones, he tallied 13 points (seven goals, six assists).
Prior to joining the professional ranks at the tail-end of the 2012-2013 season with the Fort Worth Brahmas of the old Central Hockey League, Mulvey enjoyed a successful four-year collegiate career in the ECAC East at Norwich University. Throughout those four seasons with the Cadets, he accounted for 78 points (43 goals, 35 assists) in 109 Div. III collegiate appearances.
Assuming nothing else last minute occurs between now and tomorrow’s team orientation meeting, the training camp roster will sit and stay at 26 bodies until the first round of cuts occur up in Milwaukee and AHL contracted players are assigned.
The full training camp roster:
Forwards (17): Jordan Sims, Dominc Zombo, Zach Schroeder (R), Kenny Ryan (V), Peter LeBlanc (V), Seth Ambroz, Colin Mulvey, Shawn O’Donnell, Nick Huard, Rob De Fulviis (R), Greg Betzold (R), Taylor Fielding, Brett Mackie, Joe Manno, Dylan Nowakowski, Christian Powers, & John Schiavo
Defensemen (7): Troy Vance, Eric Knodel, Arvin Atwal (R), Craig Dalrymple (R), Sam Posa, Mike Donnellan, & Frank Misuraca
Goalies (2): Steve Racine (R) & Joel Rumpel
(R) = Rookie,
(V) = Veteran,
Italics = Attending camp on a professional tryout