Leone back for second season with Cyclones

Cincinnati, OH - The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans, have announced defenseman Chris Leone has been re-signed to a contract for the 2018-19 season.

Entering his third professional season, Leone led the Cyclones defensive corps last season with a +10 rating while ranking second among the team's blueliners in scoring with 21 points (5g-16a), including four multi-point performances.

Hailing from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Leone split the 2016-17 season in the ECHL with the Toledo Walleye and Manchester Monarchs, and the Mississippi Riverkings and Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 38 ECHL games that season, 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 amassed 71 points (24g-47a) in 109 career games at Adrian College.