Marshall, Royals agree to terms


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 agreed to terms with forward David Marshall.

This will mark the third stint with Reading for Marshall, who hails from Buffalo, Minn. He started last season with the Royals generating two points (1g-1a) in the two games he played for the team prior to being loaned to the Utica Comets of the AHL where he stuck for the remainder of the season. While with the Comets, Marshall tallie six points (2g-4a) and picked up 42 penalty minutes in 66 games.

Marshall stayed in Reading for a considerably longer period in his first stint with the Royals in 2012-13. That year, Marshall was the third leading scorer for Reading, racking up 50 points (18g-32a) in 55 games with the team. He was second on the team in plus-minus, playing to a +20, and led all forwards on the Royals with 93 penalty minutes.

During that 2012-13 season, Marshall had a pair of looks in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators and the Charlotte Checkers. While with Charlotte, he recorded six points (2g-4a) in 19 regular-season games. Marshall has recorded 36 points (18g-20a) and 114 penalty minutes in 200 career regular-season AHL games with eight different teams. In 140 career games over four stints in the ECHL, Marshall has racked up 108 points (52g-56a) and 173 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Marshall had a record setting four year college career at Quinnipiac University, where he twice led the team in goals and graduated from the school as the all-time career leader with 73 goals — and had accumulated the second most penalty minutes in school history (266) — in 155 total games for the Bobcats.