>Cyclones Sign Roeder
>The Cincinnati Cyclones announced today that the team has signed defenseman Kevin Roeder for the 2009-2010 season. Roeder, the definition of a “stay at home defenseman,” has been one of the most exciting players in Division-1 hockey over the last four years, largely due to his leadership, playmaking ability, and hard hitting.
He finished his Miami career with a plus-50 rating and 36 points in 152 games. Although his claim to fame won’t be one that he’d like to remember, his consistent play each weekend made him into one of the top players on a very good RedHawks team.
Roeder is the ninth player from Miami University to don a Cyclones sweater and the first since the franchise returned to Cincinnati in 2006. He follows in the footsteps of Dan Boyle, Chuck Thuss, Chris Bergeron, Ryan Brindley, Tom Neziol, Josh Harrold, Dan Beaudette, and Evan Cheverie.
The Cyclones open the pre-season on October 9th, as they hose the “returning” Toledo Walleye (formerly the Toledo Storm).
Congratulations to Kevin! Here’s hoping this is just the start to a great pro career. He was invited to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ training camp and is currently in Traverse City, Michigan playing in the organization’s prospect tournament. In his first game on Monday night, he registered one assist.
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