AHL veteran Ryan joins Cyclones

Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Cyclones Head Coach Matt Macdonald has announced that forward Kenny Ryan has signed a contract with the club for the 2016-2017 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.

Drafted in the second round by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan has spent the majority of his five-year pro career in the AHL, appearing in 239 games and totaling 77 points (33g-44a). Ryan spent the bulk of last season with the San Diego Gulls, accounting for 10 points (6g-4a) in 41 games.

He saw his best year in terms of offensive production in 2014-15 with the Lake Erie Monsters, accounting for 39 points (12g-17a) in 73 games. He also spent parts of his first three pro seasons with the Toronto Marlies where he amassed 38 points (15g-23a) in 125 games.

In addition, the 6’0″, 209-pounder has 34 games of ECHL action between the Reading Royals and Utah Grizzlies, accounting for 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 total points.

Prior to turning pro in 2011, Ryan spent two seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he helped the Spitfires to an OHL championship and a Memorial Cup championship in 2010. In 115 career OHL games, Ryan scored 36 goals and added 59 assists for a total of 95 points.