Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, announced that the team has signed goaltender Kenny Reiter to an ECHL Standard Players Contract.
Reiter, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa., returns to pro action after undergoing off-season surgery. Last season, his second as a pro, Reiter played 25 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL and compiled a record of 10-11-2 with a 3.04 goals against average and an .897 save percentage with one shutout. He split his rookie season (2012-13) between the Sound Tigers and the Fort Wayne Komets. While with Fort Wayne, Reiter, who was named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Month for January (2013), appeared in 24 games, going 14-7-1 with a 2.72 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He appeared in 12 games with the Sound Tigers as a rookie posting a 2.53 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, Reiter had an exceptional collegiate career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, which included leading the Bulldogs to the 2011 NCAA National Championship in his junior season. In his senior year, during which he established a team record by putting together a consecutive scoreless streak of 166:45, Reiter compiled the fourth best win percentage (.684) amongst goaltenders in the NCAA with a record of 23-9-6. That year, after earning the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award three separate times, he was named to the WCHA All-Second Team. By the time Reiter had completed his collegiate career, he had established the school record for career goals-against average (2.38) and save percentage (.912) and tied the school record with nine career shutouts. A four-time selection to the WCHA All-Time Academic Team, Reiter received the E.L. ‘Duce’ Rasmussen Award as the school’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012.