Royals Acquire Kelly Cup MVP Hayward

READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that they have acquired 2005 Kelly Cup Playoff Most Valuable Player Leon Hayward from the Columbia Inferno in exchange for defenseman Chris Barr and center Grant Jacobsen.

The 26-year-old Hayward is currently playing in the American Hockey League with Lowell where he has three points (1g-2a) and 11 penalty minutes in 13 games. He has 41 points (26g-15a) and 72 penalty minutes in 51 games with Columbia while also registering an assist in one game with San Antonio of the AHL.

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