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Reading native F Steven Swavely agrees to AHL deal with Lehigh Valley

Monday, September 16th
Reading native F Steven Swavely agrees to AHL deal with Lehigh Valley

Reading, PA – Forward Steven Swavely has re-signed with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on an AHL deal for the 2019-20 season, the Phantoms announced Monday. Swavely, 27, is entering his fourth professional season and all have been in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. The 2010 Muhlenberg High School graduate started last season on an ECHL contract with Reading and was named an ECHL All-Star for the first time in his career (14g, 30 pts., 27 GP). In January 2019, the Phantoms signed the Reading native to an AHL contract and Swavely registered seven points in 40 contests. His 40 games with the Phantoms were a single-season high for his AHL tenure.Swavely has 98 career points with the Royals; if he records two more, he will be one of 17 Reading players ever to reach the century mark. He has also compiled 45 goals and plus-28 rating (105 GP).Over 93 games with the Phantoms, Swavely has contributed six goals and 15 points. In 2018, Lehigh Valley advanced to the Calder Cup Playoffs’ Eastern Conference Finals and Swavely skated in eight postseason games.Swavely captained the University of Maine as a senior in 2015-16. Prior to his NCAA career, he wore the “C” for the New Jersey Hitmen (2011-12) and played locally for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (2008-10) and the Valley Forge Minutemen (2007-08).  Swavely stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 190 pounds.Single-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting royalshockey.com/promotions, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.The first Royals’ home game on Oct. 19 vs. Maine features a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special “Downtown Alive” concert on Penn Street before the home opener.Reading’s new five-game mini-plan includes a meal for every game, a Reading Royals Hat, an exclusive fan experience, an autographed team picture and a guaranteed giveaway for each of the 5 games. Purchase your seat or seats today by calling 610-898-7825 or by visiting https://bit.ly/2LSHBp8.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 and oversees operations at 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 broadcasted on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.