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Forward Zayde Wisdom Assigned to Royals by Flyers

Tuesday, April 11th
Forward Zayde Wisdom Assigned to Royals by Flyers

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Tuesday that forward Zayde Wisdom has been reassigned to the club by the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).Wisdom, 20, previously played three games this season for the Royals when he was reassigned to Reading on January 11. He recorded his first ECHL point and ECHL career multi-point game (2a) in his debut on January 11 in Wheeling. Wisdom joins forward Evan Barratt and defenseman Mason Millman as three NHL-contracted players on the Royals' roster. 

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Wisdom has scored three goals and seven assists in 45 games with Lehigh Valley this season. He recently scored his third goal of the season with the Phantoms on February 15 against the Charlotte Checkers.

In the 2020-21 season, Wisdom became the youngest player in Phantoms' franchise history when he debuted at just shy of 18 years and 7 months. He scored seven goals with 11 assists for 18 points in 28 games in that debut campaign with Lehigh Valley including back-to-back two-goal contests in just his third and fourth games of his professional career. Wisdom's 2021-22 season was delayed with Lehigh Valley due to off-season shoulder surgery. That season, he returned to the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL where he scored nine goals and 29 assists for 38 points in 43 games.

The 5'11" right wing was a Round 4 selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

The Royals return home to host the Admirals in the season series finale on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The home game features a Wild Wednesday promotional game featuring deals on tickets, concessions, and the final Post-Game Party of the regular season at the Cheers American Bistro Restaurant at the DoubleTree Hotel. Order tickets and see the full ~ promotional schedule ~ now!-Upcoming Games:

  • Wild Wednesdays - Apr. 12 vs. Norfolk
    • $6.10 for Green Zone tickets
    • College students buy one ticket, get one free
    • $1 beers at select locations
    • Post-game party at Cheers American Bistro at the DoubleTree
  • Wall of Honor Night - Apr. 14 vs. Newfoundland 
    • Wall of Honor ceremony featuring Olivier Labelle, presented by V&M Towing
    • Goalie mask giveaway (first 1500)
    • $2 off domestic drafts from 6-7:00 PM
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, hot dogs, drinks, and thundersticks. Presented by Deibler Dental
  • Fandemonium Night - Apr. 15 vs. Newfoundland 
    • Team photo giveaway (first 1500 people)
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Give-a-ways galore: prizes after each whistle
    • Helping Harvest food drive
    • Post-game skate
    • Slapshot Saturdays: pre-game photo on ice with Slapshot from 6:00-6:15 below section 109
    • Season Ticket Holder Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle

2022-23 & 2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 & now 2023-24 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 in their 21st season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 12 of the previous 13 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.