Veteran Downing re-signs with Cyclones

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones have signed forward Jack Downing for the 2015-16 season. Downing spent the final 16 games of last season in Cincinnati following a trade from the Missouri Mavericks.

The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals.

Acquired from the Mavericks on March 12, the New Canaan, Conn. native wasted little time introducing himself to the Cyclones, recording a hat trick in just his second game with the club. He finished with 15 points (10g-5a) in his 16 games with Cincinnati.

In addition to Cincinnati and Missouri, he also suited up for the South Carolina Stingrays last season and finished with 25 points (16g-9a) in 43 ECHL games in 2014-15. Overall, Downing has skated in 177 ECHL contests with Cincinnati, Missouri, South Carolina and Elmira, accounting for 117 points (63g-54a).

The 6’3", 210 pounder has also seen time in the American Hockey League, appearing in 83 career games with the Binghamton Senators, Providence Bruins, and Iowa Wild, accounting for 21 points (12g-9a) in those contests. In 260 career games since turning pro in 2011, Downing has accounted for 136 points (73g-63a).

Downing is a 2011 graduate of the University or Vermont, where he was a four-year letter winner for the Catamounts. He totaled 63 points (35g-28a) in 113 career games, and served as the team’s assistant captain during his senior season.