Cincinnati, Ohio – The Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres and American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans, have re-signed forward Shane Walsh for the 2017-18 season.
A native of West Roxbury, Mass., Walsh spent the first 17 games of his 2016-17 rookie season with the Utah Grizzlies where he accounted for 10 points (5g-5a). Following a trade to the Cyclones on Nov. 29, Walsh continued to produce offensively, tallying 35 points (14g-21a) in 54 games with Cincinnati. He was also not afraid to shoot the puck, ranking third amongst rookies in shots with 208.
Prior to turning pro, Walsh spent four seasons at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where he registered 36 goals and 31 assists in 133 career games. He was a part of history in the 2015 Hockey East Tournament, scoring the game-winning goal against the University of Notre Dame 151:42 into the game in the fifth overtime. The stick he used is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame.