CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Neil Trimm for the 2011-12 season.
Trimm, a Westmeath, Ontario native, will embark on his first ECHL season after playing the last three years in the Central Hockey League (CHL). In 2010-11, he led the Laredo Bucks and finished 11th in the CHL in scoring by posting 80 points (22g-58a) and 30 penalty minutes in 61 games. During the 2009-10 campaign, despite missing 21 games due to injury, Trimm compiled 30 points (14g-16a) in 43 games – good for seventh on the team. Three seasons ago, in 2008-09, he ranked 10th in CHL rookie scoring with 44 points (17g-27a) as a member of the New Mexico Scorpions.
Prior to going professional, the 28-year-old forward skated in four seasons at Neumann College where he logged 85 career-games and 175 points (61g-114a). Trimm is still the Knights all-time leading scorer, all-time leader in assists, as well as second all-time in goals. During his time with the Knights, he earned All-American accolades and was a two-time ECAC West All-Star. He had his number “9” retired by Neumann College following his senior season in 2007-08.