The 2010 Kelly Cup Champion Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that defenseman Brian O’Hanley has been loaned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
O’Hanley returns to Rochester on a professional-tryout agreement for the second time this season. In late January, he skated in a pair of games with the Americans, earning his first AHL goal on Jan. 22 against the Syracuse Crunch.
During his most recent AHL call-up, O’Hanley collected a pair of assists, eight penalty minutes, and a +5 plus/minus rating in 16 games with the Portland Pirates. The skilled, third-year rear guard earned 26 points (6g-20a) and 53 penalty minutes with the Cyclones this year before being summoned to the AHL. Despite not playing in the ECHL for more than a month, O’Hanley still ranks tied for 10th among all of the league’s defensemen in scoring. The 24 year old Quincy, Mass. native represented the Cyclones at the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic in Bakersfield.