The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced a series of transactions that took place Wednesday, Dec. 8.
David Drake signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Providence Bruins. This will be Drake’s first time playing professionally for a team outside of the Flyers’ organization.
Pat Nagle was recalled from loan by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Kirill Ustimenko was activated off the reserves list in Reading subsequently.
Ryan MacKinnon was loaned to the Royals from Lehigh Valley. He has played four games with Lehigh Valley in 2021-22, and this is his fourth time being loaned to Reading. He has yet to play in the ECHL this season.
Mason Millman was reassigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading by Philadelphia.
Millman, the only newcomer to the Royals out of the transactions yesterday, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers in 2019. A 20-year-old from London, Ont., the 6’1” defenseman’s first professional experience came with the Phantoms in 2020-21, where he played 13 games and scored three assists. He has suited up twice for Lehigh Valley this season.
Previously, he played for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL from 2018 to 2020. He scored 16 goals and 53 assists (69 points) in 130 games for the club.
Millman will wear number seven.
- Saturday, Dec. 11 vs. Adirondack – Affiliation Night! Celebrate the Royals’ affiliation with the Flyers. Gritty will be at Santander Arena, a Kirill Ustimenko bobblehead will be given away presented by Savage Auto Group, the Royals will play on orange ice, fans will get chances to win gift cards during the game, and there will be a Teddy Bear Toss, postgame skate presented by T-Mobile, and postgame party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Reading Royals season, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2021-22 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.
About the RoyalsThe Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are entering their 20th season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. They are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.