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Embach traded, trio of players assigned to Cyclones by San Antonio
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The Cincinnati Cyclones, proud affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, announced today that goaltender Michael Houser and forwards Philippe Cornet and Logan Shaw have been assigned to the club by the San Antonio Rampage. To make room on the roster, the Cyclones have traded Mike Embach to the Gwinnett Gladiators and Kyle Bodie to the San Francisco Bulls -- both in exchange for future considerations. Finally, they have released goaltender Brooks Ostergard.
Houser, 21, won four of his first five starts at the AHL level this season (4-1-0), allowing a combined 11 goals when he manned the crease for a 2.17 goals-against average and a 0.917 save percentage. Houser returns to Cincinnti where he spent the duration of the 2012-13 campaign, posting a 17-10-2 record, along with a 2.55 goals-against average and a 0.917 save percentage to help lead the Cyclones to the North Division crown. The Youngstown, Ohio native became the first American-born goalie to win the Red Tilson Trophy, which is awarded to the most outstanding player in the Ontario Hockey League, following his 2011-12 season with the London Knights. Houser posted a 46-15-1 record to tie the OHL single-season record for the most wins by a goaltender. He finished his first rookie postseason with club's second most games played (17), longest start streak (17), second most saves (464), second most minutes played (1154), second most wins (9), and third best goals-against average (2.24).
Shaw, 21, has suited up in seven games for the Rampage in his first professional season. The rookie winger finished second on the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) in scoring last year, recording 68 points (26 goals, 42 assists) in 67 games while also finishing with a team-high plus-30. The third-round selection (76th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers played in 311 games for Cape Breton (2008-12) and Quebec (2012-13) posting 187 points (86 goals, 101 assists) during his five-year major junior career.
Cornet, 23, recorded one assist in his first four games with the Rampage since signing with the club in the offseason. The winger played the majority of the last three seasons for the Oklahoma City Barons. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward tallied 15 goals and 18 assists in 46 games for the Barons last year, along with 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) for the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. Cornet led the Barons with 24 goals during the 2011-12 season and earned a spot on the AHL All-Star Team for his efforts. In all, Cornet has tallied 46 goals and 47 assists in 173 games for the Barons in his first three professional seasons (2010-13). Cornet has also recorded four goals and 12 assists in 31 AHL playoff games.
The Cyclones will return to the ice at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday, November 13 when they welcome the Orlando Solar Bears to downtown Cincinnati.
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