Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on Tuesday the completion of three future considerations trades. Season memberships, group and flex tickets are now available for the team’s 22nd season by calling 610-898-7825 and visiting royalshockey.com.Reading acquires John Schiavo, F from Kansas City: The Royals acquiredforward John Schiavo from the Kansas City Mavericks to complete the future considerations trade for Reading that sent Jordan Timmons, F to Kansas City on February 28, 2023.Schiavo, 29, has played eight seasons of professional hockey with parts of four seasons spent in the ECHL. The East Patchogue, New York, native played the 2022-23 season with Kansas City where he tallied 17 points (6g, 11a) and eight penalty minutes in 43 games.In his career, Schiavo has appeared in 119 games in the ECHL with Kansas City and the Missouri Mavericks, 192 games with the Macon Mayhem, Mississippi River Kings, Fayetteville Marksmen, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Evansville Thunderbirds, Quad City Storm and Huntsville Havoc in the SPHL, and 32 games with the Watertown Wolves and Danbury Titans of the FHL.
Reading acquires Darren Brady, D from Idaho: The Royals acquired defenseman Darren Brady from the Idaho Steelheads to complete the future considerations trade for Reading that sent Zane Franklin, F to Idaho on October 30, 2022.Brady, 27, has played three seasons of professional hockey after four years at RIT. The Lake Orion, Michigan, native began the 2022-23 season with Idaho where he notched three assists before joining the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League (AHL). He notched nine points (3g, 6a) and 33 penalty minutes in 50 games with San Jose.
In his career, the six-foot blueliner has appeared in 52 games in the AHL with San Jose and the Abbotsford Canucks, 95 games with Idaho and the Rapid City Rush in the ECHL, and eight games with the Macon Mayhem of the SPHL.Reading sends T.J. Fergus, D to Rapid City: The Royals sent defenseman T.J. Fergus to the Rapid City Rush to complete the Future Considerations trade for Rapid City that sent Alec Butcher, F to Reading on August 23, 2022.Fergus, 26, played in nine games for the Royals including six contests in the 2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Oakville, Ontario native did not record a point with Reading.
2023-24 Season Memberships
Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2023-24 season now 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 preparing for their 22nd 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.