Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that forward Tyler Ruegsegger has been loaned by the Bears to the Royals.
Ruegsegger, a fourth-year pro from Lakewood, Colo., has recorded an assist and two penalty minutes in eight games with the Bears this season. A sixth-round selection (166th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Ruegsegger has recorded 24 points (12g-12a) in 95 career AHL games, which includes 67 with the Abbottsford Heat last season.
Ruegsegger, who was a member of the 2011 Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces, has 54 points (29g-25a) and 71 penalty minutes in 105 total games in the ECHL.
Prior to turning pro, Ruegsegger had a stellar four year career at the University of Denver, where he was a three-time recipient of the Dr. Art Mason Award, which is bestowed upon the hockey team’s best scholar-athlete. He was selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Second Team in his junior and senior years at UD. In 147 total college games, Ruegsegger racked up 123 points (56g-67a) and 134 penalty minutes.