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Max Willman earns PTO with Lehigh Valley

Thursday, December 19th
Max Willman earns PTO with Lehigh Valley

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Thursday forward Max Willman has agreed to a professional tryout contract (PTO) with Lehigh Valley, the rookie’s first regular season opportunity in the AHL.Willman has skated in Reading’s last 15 games and scored five goals and 15 points in that span. He made his professional debut Oct. 15 at Newfoundland and has appeared in 16 games this season.After scoring his first point Nov. 13 at Worcester, he tallied his first career goal the next game at Adirondack Nov. 15.Willman recorded one goal in each of his final two collegiate seasons (2017-18 Brown Univ. | 2018-19 Boston Univ.). As a junior at Brown, he had his best offensive season (11g, 25 pts., 31 GP). The Barnstable, MA native was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (121st overall) by the Buffalo Sabres.In 2013-14, Willman captained the Williston Northampton School before enrolling at Brown.Upcoming Home Game Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Maine (Car Giveaway) Royals giving away a  2019 Jeep Compass Limited if a player records a hat trick | Register to win the car at  the game | Balloon Drop and Countdown | Tuxedo Royals Jersey | Live New Year’s Celebration in other Countries | $1 Champagne SodaAbout the RoyalsThe Royals are in 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.