CINCINNATI – The Kelly Cup champion Cincinnati Cyclones announced that they have received goaltender Loic Lacasse and forwards Thomas Beauregard and Olivier Latendresse from Hamilton of the American Hockey League and that they have signed rookie defenseman Joey Ryan.
The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of Hamilton and Milwaukee of the AHL and the Montreal Canadiens and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.
Selected in the sixth round (181st overall) by Montreal in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Lacasse played in the International Hockey League as a rookie and was 19-18-5 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 3.24 and a save percentage of .906 in 47 games for Bloomington.
Selected in the second round (48th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Ryan has played the last five seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he had 89 points (16g-73a) and 627 penalty minutes in 284 regular season games and 17 points (3g-14a) and 93 penalty minutes in 63 playoff games for Quebec and Gatineau.
The 22-year-old Latendresse had 35 points (7g-28a) and 29 penalty minutes in 24 regular season games and 19 points (7g-12a) and 30 penalty minutes in 22 Kelly Cup Playoff games for Cincinnati in 2007-08. He also played in the AHL where he had three points (1g-2a) and 25 penalty minutes in seven games for San Antonio and in the Central Hockey League where he had 52 points (22g-30a) and 30 penalty minutes in 37 games for Arizona.
The 22-year-old Beauregard had 65 points (31g-34a) and 33 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games and 16 points (9g-7a) and 20 penalty minutes in 19 Kelly Cup Playoff games for the Cyclones as a rookie in 2007-08.