CINCINNATI, Ohio –The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Mathieu Curadeau for the 2011-12 season.
Curadeau, a six-foot-one, 185-pound forward, returns to the ECHL after spending three of the past four seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets of the Central Hockey League. Cyclones fans may recall Curadeau from the 2009-10 campaign, when he was a member of the Kalamazoo Wings and finished fifth on the team in scoring that year with 47 points (23g-24a). In 2010-11, he collected 33 points (14g-19a) and 74 penalty minutes in 62 games with Fort Wayne. Over his four-year pro career, he has also skated in 25 contests at the American Hockey League level.
Collectively, the 26-year-old Montreal, Quebec native has logged 260 professional games and has amassed 209 points (108g-101a). Curadeau’s greatest on-ice successes have come as a member of the Komets; in 2007-08, he was named to the International Hockey League All-Rookie Team and helped Fort Wayne earn the first of back-to-back Turner Cup Championships.