Cyclones sign Ambroz

Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Cyclones Head Coach Matt Macdonald has announced that forward Seth Ambroz has signed a contract and will return to the team for the 2016-17 season.

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

Ambroz is coming off of his first full professional season last year, having split time between the Cyclones and the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. In 58 games for the Cyclones, the New Prague, Minn. native accounted for 10 points (4g-6a) along with 98 penalty minutes. In the postseason, Ambroz appeared in three games and racked up 12 penalty minutes.

Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Ambroz made his professional debut late in the 2014-15 season for the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, skating in four games.

Prior to turning pro, Ambroz enjoyed a successful collegiate career at the University of Minnesota, accounting for 70 points (40g-30a) in 159 career games. He served as an alternate captain during his senior season in 2014-15, and helped lead the Gophers to NCAA Tournament berths in each of his four seasons. During his junior season, Ambroz helped the Gophers to a Big Ten title and a trip to the NCAA Championship Game where they ultimately fell to Union College.

He played his junior hockey for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2009-11, appearing in 172 games and totaling 126 points (60g, 66a). He also amassed 295 penalty minutes, including career-high 118 in 2009-10.