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Penn State grad D Derian Hamilton signs with Reading

Tuesday, December 10th
Penn State grad D Derian Hamilton signs with Reading

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals announced Tuesday the team has signed defenseman Derian Hamilton to an ECHL contract. The 2019 graduate of Penn State University joins Reading from Fayetteville (SPHL), where he had seven assists and a plus-10 rating in 14 games this season for the Marksmen. Three Penn State graduates have skated for Reading (Bill Downey, Brian Gratz, Matt Skoff).The rookie has skated in three ECHL games in his career (1a); following the conclusion of his senior season, the right-handed shot joined Norfolk to conclude 2018-19.  While at Penn State, the native of Port McNeill, BC scored 13 points (1g) and achieved a plus-18 rating from 2015-19. His first NCAA goal came vs. Arizona State in November 2017, his junior season.Hamilton stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 187 pounds.Upcoming Home Games Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Star Wars Night): Character Appearances | Lightsaber Training Session | Free Souvenir Cup Refills | Postgame Party with players at Cheers! Restaurant at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Affiliation Night) Toss Bears on the ice after the Royals’ first goal | Plush Bear giveaway to first 1,500 fans | Slapshot invites local mascots including Flyers Mascot Gritty to the game | Gritty Meet and Greet Add-Ons Available | Philadelphia Flyers Theme Affiliation Jerseys - Game Worn Jersey Auction Online | $1 Frozen TreatsAbout 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.