Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Cyclones have re-signed rookie forward James Hardie to a contract for the 2023-24 season.
Hardie first signed with the Cyclones in April of last season following his final year of junior hockey with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League. He appeared in Cincinnati's last two regular-season games, then dressed for 10 of the team's Kelly Cup Playoff contests, posting two points (1g-1a).
In his final season with Mississauga, Hardie captained the team and led the way with 38 goals and 82 points in 66 games. The year prior, Hardie finished in a tie for 10th in the OHL with 41 goals. Hardie finished his junior tenure with 244 points (128g-116a) in 255 games.