O'Donnell returns for third season with Cyclones

Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans, have announced forward Shawn O'Donnell has signed with the team and will return to the Cyclones for the 2018-19 season; his third with the organization.

O'Donnell appeared in 46 games with the Cyclones last season, ranking sixth on the team in scoring with 44 points (19g-25a). He also added a pair of goals and a pair of assists in five playoff games. He enjoyed an 11-game point streak from Nov. 18-Dec. 29, totaling 17 points (4g-13a), and had multi-point efforts on 10 separate occasions, including a season-high four-point performance in a 5-3 win over the Fort Wayne Komets on Dec. 27. Overall, O'Donnell has appeared in 93 games with the Cyclones, accounting for 86 points (33g-53a).

His ECHL career has also seen stops with the Greenville Road Warriors and Florida Everblades where he totaled 12 points (4g-8a) in 17 games between the two clubs. He also skated in 12 playoff games with the Everblades in 2013, dishing out a pair of assists. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, O'Donnell has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, appearing in 135 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack and Milwaukee Admirals, totaling 18 points (7g-11a) in that span. 

Prior to turning pro late in the 2012-13 season, O'Donnell spent four years at St. Mary's University in Canada. He was responsible for 62 points (24g-38a) in 103 career games, including a career-high 26 points (14g-12a) during his senior season in 2012-13. He served as the team's alternate captain during his senior season, as well.