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Royals Agree to Terms with Forward Cam Reid

Tuesday, August 12th
Royals Agree to Terms with Forward Cam Reid

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Cam Reid. Consistent with team policy, terms of the SPC were not released.

Reid is the twelfth player announced as signed by the Royals to an ECHL Standard Players Contract for the 2014-15 season, joining forwards Brandon Blandina, Kyle Bodie, Ryan Cruthers, Brock Higgs, Adam Hughesman, Domenic Monardo, Kevin Walrod and Sean Wiles and defensemen Matt Campanale, Jordan Heywood and Bryant Molle.

Video comments of Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Larry Courville on the signing of Reid can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJy0fk0hAvI.

Reid (6’3/207) (22), who hails from Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia, split last season between the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Prior to the start of the season, Reid was loaned by Lake Erie to the Cutthroats, where he stayed until early December when was recalled to Lake Erie. While with the Monsters, he scored two goals and assisted on two others (2g-2a=4pts) in thirteen AHL games prior to being returned to Denver in mid-February. During his time in the CHL, Reid ended up with twenty-three points (8g-15a) and fourteen penalty minutes in thirty-six games for the Cutthroats, who advanced all the way to the Ray Miron President’s Cup CHL Championship Finals before being knocked off by the Allen Americans. During the sixteen game playoff run, Reid racked up thirteen playoff points (4g-9a=13pts), which was fourth on the team in post-season scoring.

A seventh round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2009, Reid began his pro career in 2012-13 with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL where he picked up eight points (2g-6a) in eleven games, which included running off a five game point streak (1g-5a=6pts) (11/03 – 11/15/12) that ended against the Royals on November 16, 2012 (a 4-2 win for Reading). After that game against the Royals, Reid was loaned to the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL for a one game stint, but immediately after being released by Peoria, he was picked up by the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, where he would stick for the remainder of the season, recording nineteen points (3g-16a) and thirteen penalty minutes in fifty-four regular season games. Reid also appeared in three post-season games for the Admirals.

Prior to turning pro, Reid played college hockey for a season-and-a-half at St. Cloud State University. In his freshman year, Reid was third on the team in scoring with twenty-nine points (8g-21a) in thirty-seven games. But in January of his sophomore season, Reid elected to leave school and join the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. While with Portland, Reid registered thirty-two points (13g-19a) in thirty-one regular season games. In the post-season that year, the Winterhawks advanced all the way to the WHL finals before being knocked off in an epic seven game battle with the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Royals open the 2014-15 season on Saturday, October 18, at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia, where the team will face the Wheeling Nailers. The home portion of the schedule will kick off the following Saturday (October 25, 2014 @ 7:05 pm) when the Elmira Jackals travel to Santander Arena. Royals’ season tickets are currently available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.