Reading, PA - The Reading Royals' American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced on Tuesday that defenseman Adam Karashik has re-signed with the club for the 2023-24 season.Karashik, 25, provided the following statement in his re-signing announcement, per Lehigh Valley:
“I really like the staff and I really like the guys on the team,” Karashik said. “It’s an organization that I’m really excited to be a part of and to continue to be a part of. It really was a no-brainer for me to stay with Philly. There’s opportunity and it fits my brand of hockey. I know that the organization wants to play the way that I like to play so it was easy for me.”The 6'0", 201-pound defenseman is entering his second professional season after previously playing games between the Royals and Phantoms in the AHL. The Ridgefield, Connecticut native opened the 2022-23 season in Reading where he played in two games and scored his first professional career goal. He played two stints in Reading in the 2022-23 season where he totaled two points (1g, 1a) and two penalty minutes in five games with the Royals.With the Phantoms, Karashik posted three points (3a) and 33 penalty minutes in 31 American Hockey League games. Before going pro, Karashik played four seasons at the University of Connecticut and was Team Captain for the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame. Across his NCAA career, Karashik totaled 40 points (6g, 34a) and 125 penalty minutes in 159 games.
2023-24 Season Memberships
Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, ten-game plans, 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.