READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that defenseman Tyler Hanchuck has been recalled to Manchester of the American Hockey League and that right wing Greg Hogeboom and goaltender Barry Brust have been reassigned from Manchester.
The Royals also announced that right wing John Morlang has been returned from the Hershey Bears of the AHL while defenseman Jeff State has been returned from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL and right wing Doug Christiansen has been activated from injured reserve.
Reading is the ECHL affiliate of the Monarchs of the AHL and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
This marks the first call up this season for Hanchuck, who has played all eleven games with the Royals this season and has picked up 21 penalty minutes in those games. Selected in the third round (79th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old Hanchuck has 21 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Royals. In his third full professional season, the 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Hanchuck has 11 assists and 199 penalty minutes in 104 career professional games, including two assists and 44 penalty minutes in 32 games in the AHL with Syracuse, Albany and Milwaukee.