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Royals' Signings of the Week: 7/10-7/16

Saturday, July 16th
Royals' Signings of the Week: 7/10-7/16

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced one signing this past week to the team for the 2022-23 season. 

Max Newton was the lone player signed to next season's roster this week which was officially announced on Thursday, July 14.

Newton, 24, scored eight points (3 G, 5 A) with the Worcester Railers in 13 games last season. The Vancouver, BC, CAN native played in the NCAA Division I for Merrimack College before making his professional debut with the Railers on March 20, 2022.Newton played two games in the AHL last season with the Providence Bruins and earned an assist for his first career AHL point against the Utica Comets on April 30, 2022. The 5'10" forward totaled 88 points (35 G, 53 A) in 137 games between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Merrimack College across his five years in the NCAA.Newton served as captain for Merrimack College during their 2021-22 season. That same season, he led the Warriors in goals(14), assists(24), points(38) and was the team's top face-off man with a .594 success rate.

"Max is a great all around player who was a leader at the NCAA level," said Head Coach James Henry. "Max was able to gain professional experience at the end of the 2021-22 season. In that short time he produced offensively and earned an AHL call up. We expect Max to continue that play going into the 2022-23 season. The Royals are excited to bring Max into our group."

-2022-23 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.

About the Royals

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are entering their 21st season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 11 of the previous 12 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.