Team’s “Unsung Hero” back for second season in PA
Reading, PA –The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Thursday forward Brayden Low has come to terms on an ECHL contract with the Royals for the 2019-20 season. Low generated 15 goals, 33 points and a plus-seven rating over 63 games with Reading last campaign and was awarded the team’s “Unsung Hero” Award at the Booster Club’s End-Of-Season Banquet. Following the conclusion of this Royals season, he played seven games in Australia for the AIHL’s CBR Brave (8g, 17 pts.). 2019-20 Royals rosterDefenseman (1): Jeremy BeaudryForwards (4): Olivier Labelle, Brayden Low, Frank DiChiara, Corey MackinThey Said It: Low: “It was just a matter of two things; I want to help the team win first and foremost and I want to advance my career. I think I took some big strides especially in the second half of last season. ... [Head Coach Kirk MacDonald] gave me a lot of opportunity and I tried not to let him down. I think having a good start to the year is going to be key both for myself and for the team.”Head Coach Kirk MacDonald: "Brayden had a tremendous impact on our club in all areas last season, taking on a leadership role and becoming one of the best two-way forwards on our team. He plays physically, provided offense in clutch situations and is respected in the locker room. We're happy to have this important piece rejoin us for another season."Biography RundownLow’s 15-goal output last season put him three short of a single-season high, which he established in 2017-18 with Wichita and Quad City. The native of Steveston, BC is entering his fourth professional season and has compiled 36 goals, 82 points and 129 PIM in 174 ECHL games.Among notable feats last season, Low produced a personal-best four points (2g) at Wheeling on Jan. 26 and scored the Royals’ “Teddy Bear Toss” goal in a win vs. Allen Dec. 15.The 6-foot-2, 209-lb., left-handed shot played for Portland and Everett in the WHL over parts of five seasons. In 2014-15, his final major junior campaign, he posted 16 goals, 31 points and 99 PIM for Everett. Royals season memberships and mini-plans are available for 2019-20 by heading to royalshockey.com/restoretheroar, visiting the Royals Box Office at Santander Arena (700 Penn Street) and calling 610-898-7825. The first Royals’ home game is Sat., Oct. 19 vs. Maine at 7:00 p.m., featuring a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special “Downtown Alive” concert on Penn Street before the home opener.For the latest team news, visit royalshockey.com/news, and follow the team on Facebook (Facebook.com/ReadingRoyals), Twitter (Twitter.com/ReadingRoyals) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ReadingRoyals). Use #RestoreTheRoar to join the conversation.About the RoyalsThe Royals are entering their 19th ECHL season and are proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs 14 times, and are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals along with the Santander Arena and the Santander Arena Performing Arts Center.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play. All Royals away games are broadcast on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.