Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans and the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres, have signed defenseman Chris Leone to a contract for the 2017-18 season.
A native of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Leone split the 2016-17 season between the Toledo Walleye and Manchester Monarchs, and the Mississippi Riverkings and Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 38 ECHL games, Leone accounted for 16 points (6g-10a), while his SPHL totals amounted to 11 points (4g-7a).
Leone began his pro career with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the end of the 2015-16 season, appearing in four games and accounting for four points (1g-3a). Prior to turning pro, he enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Adrian College where he amassed 71 points (24g-47a) in 109 career games.