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Cyclones add pair of forwards

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Action photos of Mason Mitchell and Louie Caporusso

Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Cyclones have re-signed winger Mason Mitchell and inked center Louie Caporusso to contracts ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Mitchell, 27, returns to Cincinnati after spending the 2020-21 season with the Florida Everblades. The Edmonton, Alberta native previously spent all of the 2019-20 campaign with the Cyclones, finishing fourth on the team with 18 goals.

A cousin to longtime NHL winger Rene Bourque, Mitchell enters his fifth professional season. He previously spent time in the Washington Capitals’ farm system, playing for both the South Carolina Stingrays and skating in 40 games with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears. 

A new face to the team comes in the form of 32-year-old center/winger, Louie Caporusso. A nine-year pro, Caporusso returns to North America for the first time since playing for the Reading Royals in 2013-14. The Toronto, Ontario native was selected in the third round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators before enjoying a four-year collegiate career at the University of Michigan.

Since 2014, Caporusso has played overseas for teams in Germany, Sweden and Italy. He notched 182 points in 218 career games in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), and most recently put up 21 points across 25 games for Asiago in Italy.