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Cyclones Ink Forward Sebastian Geoffrion
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Sebastian Geoffrion for the 2013-14 season.
Geoffrion, a 24-year-old Brentwood, Tennessee native, will participate in his first full season as a pro after completing a four-year college career at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Shortly after finishing school last spring, he skated in nine games with the Arizona Sundogs (CHL), where he posted six points (4 goals, 2 assists) and 27 penalty minutes. While with UAH, the five-foot-ten-inch forward collected 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 106 collegiate games. He was named an alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons. Geoffrion helped lead the Chargers to the CHA title in 2009-10.
Geoffrion comes from a hockey-rich bloodline, as he his a fourth-generation professional player; his great-grandfather, Howie Morenz was a Hall-of-Fame center for the Montreal Canadiens in the early 1900s. Geoffrions grandfather, Bernie, spent 14 years in a Canadiens jersey during the 1950s and 1960s; his number 5 is retired and hanging in the rafters at the Bell Center. His father, Danny, also earned NHL experience, skating with the Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. Even Sebastiens brother, Blake, has seen time at hockeys highest level appearing for the Canadiens and Nashville Predators.
Sebastian is a physical player who we saw at the rookie camp and Nashvilles Training Camp, said Cyclones Head Coach Ben Simon. Hes a gritty two-way forward with some strong hockey lineage and were excited to have him.
The countdown to the 2013 First Face-Off is nearly complete! The Cyclones open the season at U.S. Bank Arena against the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm.
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