Cyclones add pair of rookies

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 defenseman Andrew DeBrincat and forward Alex Roos have been signed to contracts for the 2018-19 season.


A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, DeBrincat enters his first full season of professional hockey after spending time late last season with the Indy Fuel and South Carolina Stingrays, and the Fayetteville Marksmen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. He accounted for five points (1g-4a) in nine games between the three teams. Prior to turning pro, the 25-year-old spent four years at American International College  where he totaled 51 points (38-48a) in 146 career games for the Yellow Jackets.


Hailing from Prairie Grove, Illinios, Roos just wrapped up a successful four-year collegiate career, splitting his time between the University of Michigan and Colorado College. In 118 collegiate games between the Wolverines and Tigers, Roos accounted for 34 points (18g-16a). He suited up for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League from 2011-13, amassing 69 points (34g-35a) in 89 career games.