Cyclones bring back Perry and Wysopal


CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced the signing of forward Garrick Perry and defenseman Brett Wysopal for the 2015-16 season.

The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League and the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Perry enters his first full pro season after skating in 14 games with the Cyclones at the end of last year. He signed with Cincinnati on March 12, after completing his senior season at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Perry scored his first and second professional goals on April 4, in a 4-0 shutout of the Evansville IceMen. Prior to coming to Cincinnati in early March, Perry had a stellar senior season for the Nanooks, finishing fourth on the team in scoring with 20 points (7g-13a). Overall, Perry notched 49 points (22g-27a) in 118 career games at Alaska-Fairbanks, and enjoyed career highs in goals (12) and points (22) during his junior season. He was also named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in each of his final two seasons.

Wysopal returns to Cincinnati for his third professional campaign. He appeared in 28 games for the Cyclones last season, accounting for 14 assists in that time. A native of LaGrange Park, Ill., Wysopal split the 2012-13 season between the Cyclones and Briancon in France. He accounted for 14 points (1g-13a) in Cincinnati that season, and posted 30 points (6g-24a) in 30 games with Briancon, helping lead them to a French Cup championship.

Prior to turning pro in 2012, Wysopal enjoyed a successful collegiate career, spending three years at Ferris State University, and one at Colorado College. In 142 career collegiate contests, Wysopal totaled 45 points (7g-38a), and helped Ferris State to a CCHA regular-season championship in 2012.