Monday, August 29, 2022

Cyclones Give Former Vernon Viper Andrusiak Qualifying Offer:

The ECHL released the list of players who received a valid

qualifying offer from ECHL teams by the June 30 deadline. The ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones have 8 players listed on qualifying offers. One of those eight players is former Vernon Vipers forward Zach Andrusiak.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL announces Qualifying Offers

Andrusiak spent the 2021-22 season with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads & Cincinnati Cyclones. In 34 games with the Cyclones last season, Andrusiak collected (20-goals-25-assists-45-points).

Andrusiak started the 2021-22 season with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads, his second season in Idaho. Andrusiak was traded to Cincinnati January 25th 2022. The Cyclones loaned Andrusiak to the American Hockey League Tucson Roadrunners March 3rd 2022. Andrusiak went pointless in two games with the Roadrunners, was returned to Cincinnati March 11th 2022.

Andrusiak was suppose to play the 2020-21 season with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads, but the team opt out of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19, allowing Andrusiak to sign with another team. The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears signed Andrusiak January 22nd 2021. Andrusiak's rights would revert back to the Idaho Steelheads for the 2021-22 season.

Andrusiak played three seasons in the Western Hockey League from 2016-2019 with Tri-Cities, Seattle, Prince Albert & Everett before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads August 8th 2019.

Andrusiak started the 2015-16 season with the Western Hockey League Tri-City Americans, was released early into the 2015-16 season. The Vernon Vipers signed Andrusiak October 1st 2015. Andrusiak was released November 5th 2015. In 15 games with the Vipers, Andrusiak collected (0-goals-2-assists-2-points).

Zach Andrusiak's Player Profile:

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