Editor's note: This article was taken from the Cincinnati Cyclones website.
The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman David MacDonald for the 2013-14 season.
MacDonald, a Baddeck, Nova Scotia native, will embark on his second full season of professional hockey this fall. A year ago, the rear guard amassed 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 62 regular season games. He also contributed six tallies (1 goal, 5 assists) in 16 postseason contests. In addition to spending some time in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage during training camp, MacDonald earned his first in-season call-up on March 7, 2013 – and went on to log four games with an assist while in a Rampage jersey. After completing Cincinnati's postseason run, he was called upon to join the Providence Bruins in the Calder Cup playoffs.
"David was one of our top priorities to get back for next season," said Cyclones Head Coach Jarrod Skalde. "He was a big part of our leadership group last year and continues to be one of the most stable defenseman in our locker room. We're excited to have him with us again."
The countdown to the 2013 First Face-Off is officially on! The Cyclones open the season at U.S. Bank Arena against the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm. The game will be preceded by the Power Play 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls! For details or to register, visit CyclonesHockey.com/5k. Season ticket packages are also on sale now! Call 513.421.PUCK or visit CyclonesHockey.com to secure your seats. Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the offseason on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).