Cyclones add trio of players


CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Phil Bushbacher, Stephan Vigier and Lee Reimer for the 2014-15 season.

Bushbacher, a Glenview, Ill. native, returns for another season in Cincinnati after amassing nine points (4g-5a) in 30 games for the Cyclones in 2013-14. The 24-year-old also posted eight points (4g-4a) with St. Charles of the Central Hockey League before joining the Cyclones.

Vigier, a 24-year-old, will participate in his first full pro season with the Cyclones after making an impressive debut last spring with the South Carolina Stingrays. In eight games, the five-foot-nine-inch, 168-pound forward posted six points (5g-1a). Prior to turning pro, Vigier was a four-year letter winner at Northern Michigan University, where he amassed 92 points (39g-53a) in 151 collegiate games. He was a two-time alternate captain of the Wildcats and set career highs in points (33), goals (16) and assists (17) during 2013-14.

Reimer, a Michigan State University alumnus, begins his pro career after collecting 76 points (24g-52a) in 139 career collegiate games. The 24-year-old twice was a top-three scorer for the Spartans, including his senior campaign in 2013-14 when he posted 22 points (9g-13a) in 35 contests.