Cyclones add Hanson, Williamson

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced that they have agreed to terms with forwards Greger Hanson and Bryce Williamson for the 2014-15 season.

Hanson, a 26-year-old, joins the Cyclones after two strong seasons in the Central Hockey League. A year ago, he ranked sixth on the Allen Americans with 52 points (21g-31a) in 49 games, along with a CHL fifth-best 17 points (7g-10a) in 17 postseason games – helping Allen capture the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup. The Lidingo, Sweden native also appeared in four regular-season games with Greenville, registering a single assist. In Hanson’s rookie North American campaign (2012-13), he was a point-per-game player – contributing 44 points (21g-23a) in as-many contests. Prior to going pro, he was a four-year letter winner at Northern Michigan University, where he accrued 112 points (40g-72a) and a +22 rating.

Williamson, a 24-year-old Seba Beach, Alberta native, comes to the Queen City after completing a four-year career at Bowling Green State University. In 154 games with the Falcons, the six-foot, 190-pound forward collected 70 points (38g-32a) and 92 penalty minutes. He was second on the team in scoring during his senior season in 2013-14 with a career high 28 points (12g-16a) in 39 games. He made his pro debut last spring, appearing in three games for the Reading Royals in early April.