Each will wear special jersey at upcoming home game
PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL announced on Monday defenseman Nick Luukko is the Royals’ winner for the 2017-18 ECHL Fantasy Team, presented by The MeiGray Group, and Reading netminder John Muse will participate in the league’s MeiGray Golden Goalie Program.
Fans had the opportunity to vote on ECHL.com for one player on each ECHL member team’s ballot to help select the 2017-18 Fantasy Team. Luukko will wear a jersey featuring an ECHL Fantasy Team patch at an upcoming home game. Muse will do the same on a preselected date as part of the MeiGray Golden Goalie Program.
Luukko has recorded 19 points (4g) in 44 games and is in his third full season with the Royals. Muse, recalled on loan to Lehigh Valley Feb. 2, registered a 17-5-1-0 record, 2.25 goals against average (5th in league) and .932 save percentage (2nd) in 23 games.
Each of the Fantasy Team skater and MeiGray goaltender jerseys will be available for bid through The MeiGray Group at MeiGrayAuctions.com.
The winning skater and the participating goaltender for each team is listed below. Players are subject to change.
Fantasy Team and Golden Goalie Jersey Participants
Adirondack James Henry Drew FieldingAllen Casey Pierro-Zabotel Jeremy BrodeurAtlanta Luke Sandler Dan VladarBrampton Brandon Marino Andrew D’AgostiniCincinnati Justin Danforth Anthony PetersColorado Matt Garbowsky Joe CannataFlorida Mitchell Heard Martin OuelletteFort Wayne Daniel Maggio Michael HouserGreenville Caleb Herbert Ty RimmerIdaho Justin Parizek Phillippe DesrosiersIndy Cam Reid Etienne MarcouxJacksonville Emerson Clark Austin LotzKalamazoo Justin Taylor Joel MartinKansas City Tyler Elbrecht Mason McDonaldManchester Craig Wyszomirski Charles WilliamsNorfolk Brodie Dupont Ty ReichenbachOrlando Darryl Bootland Cal HeeterQuad City Sam Warning Ivan KulbakovRapid City Riley Weselowski Adam VayReading Nick Luukko John MuseSouth Carolina Kelly Zajac Jeff JakaitisToledo A.J. Jenks Pat NagleTulsa Adam Pleskach Jake HildebrandUtah Cliff Watson Sean MaguireWheeling Cody Wydo Adam MorrisonWichita Dyson Stevenson Shane StarrettWorcester Ashton Rome Eamon McAdamAbout The MeiGray Group
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 100,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, partners with USA Hockey, the National Women’s Hockey League, and works with eight National Hockey League teams. MeiGray also partners with the National Basketball Association.
Reading completes a six-game road trip Wed., Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Worcester. Reading is next at home Fri., Feb. 16 vs. Cincinnati at 7:00 p.m. for Hockey N’ Heels Night, featuring a pink knit hat giveaway from Sweet Streets Desserts and a special ladies-only pampering session and gift certificate giveaway from Bell Tower.
Hockey ‘N Heels and Princess Night on Fri., Feb 16 vs. CIN at 7:00 p.m.First 1,500 women will receive a pink knit hat, thanks to Sweet Street Desserts. Bell Tower will be at the game for a ladies-only pampering session and gift card giveaway.
Pink in the Rink, Pink Ice, special jerseys on Sat., Feb 17 vs. BRM at 7:00 p.m.Pink knit scarf giveaway to the first 1,500 women, courtesy of Sweet Street Desserts. The Royals will wear special jerseys and play on pink ice.
PAW Patrol, Battle of the Badges, Faith and Family and Jerry “The King” Lawler on Sun., Feb 18 vs. WHL at 4:00 p.m.It’s PAW Patrol night! The Royals will wear special PAW Patrol jerseys from the popular Nickelodeon show.
Before the Royals drop the puck with the Nailers, the Reading Police and Fire Departments match up against the Allentown Police and Fire at 12:30 p.m. in the Battle for the FirstStates Cup XIII at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available here to help raise money for the children of policemen and firefighters.
Meet WWE Hall-of-Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler on Pro Wrestling Night (Tower Health). Plus, it’s Faith and Family Night and dollar dog day, presented by Safe Berks, Berks Packing and Coca-Cola. First 1,000 kids (14 & under) will receive a Slapshot T-shirt thanks to Bethany Children’s Home. Also check out a postgame skate presented by Body Zone.
About the RoyalsThe Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.
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Broadcast CoverageAll Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV, channel 15 Comcast, channel 19 Service Electric.