CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that forward Byron Elliott and defenseman Chris Reed have agreed to terms with the club for the 2012-13 season.
Elliott, a 24-year-old Burlington, Ontario native, returns to the Cyclones for his first full season as a professional. The six-foot-one-inch forward joined the team late in the 2011-12 campaign, posting three assists in 11 games. Prior to playing for the Cyclones he completed a three-year career at the University of Toronto. In 74 contests with the Blues, he totaled 107 points (46g-61a) and 145 penalty minutes. Elliott was the offensive leader for University of Toronto in each of his three seasons. He also logged ice time in the OHL and the OPJHL prior to his collegiate career.
Reed, a 25-year-old Solon, Ohio native is also returning for a second season with the Cyclones. The six-foot-one-inch defenseman appeared in 33 games before his season came to an end due to a concussion suffered in late January. During his time on the ice, he contributed six points (1g-5a) and amassed 12 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Reed was a four-year letter-winner with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he accumulated 38 points (4g-34a) and was named the CCHA Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2009-10. He was also appointed to the Academic All-Big Ten team in both 2008-09 and 2009-10. Prior to enrolling at Ohio State he played for one season each in the NAHL and the USHL.