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Royals sign F Tyler Bird

Tuesday, December 11th
Royals sign F Tyler Bird

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Tuesday the team has agreed to terms on an ECHL contract with forward Tyler Bird. A 22-year-old rookie from Andover, MA, Bird skated in five games with Wheeling earlier this campaign. The Brown University graduate registered 22 goals and 35 points in 120 games and was an alternate captain his senior season. Bird played in every game over his final three seasons on campus and was scratched for four games in his career.

The Royals also announced G Angus Redmond was reassigned to San Diego (AHL) by Anaheim.

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Bird in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft following a standout 2013-14 season at Kimball Union Academy in which he topped the squad with 33 goals  in 37 games (60 pts.).