For Immediate Release: January 12, 2018



Goaltender Signs Ahead of Tonight’s Contest Against Kansas City


Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Buffalo Sabres and American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans, have signed rookie goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).

A native of Tinley Park, IL, Sakellaropoulos is in his first professional season following a successful NCAA career at Union College. He has appeared in one game with the Quad City Mallards, allowing a pair of goals in a no-decision to the Ft. Wayne Komets; the team that originally added him to their preseason roster last summer. He has also skated in a lone contest with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).

Prior to turning pro, Sakellaropoulos enjoyed a stellar college career with the Union Dutchman, accounting for 40 wins in his four seasons, and helped his squad to an NCAA National Championship during his freshman season of 2013-14.

His best season statistically came during his senior year of 2016-17 when he posted a 22-6-2 record along with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. His 22 wins are second-most for a single season in program history, and he also, was also nominated for the Mike Richter Award for the nation’s best collegiate goaltender, as well as the Ken Dryden Award for the best ECAC goaltender.  

He played his junior hockey for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he compiled a 30-30-3 record in two seasons, and his 22 wins and 1,421 save in 2012-12 still stand as franchise single-season highs.


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