Royals Acquire Kostadine From Stockton,
Sign Acosta, O’Leary, Horvath

READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that they have acquired right wing Jason Kostadine from the Stockton Thunder in exchange for financial considerations and that they have signed defenseman Michael Acosta, center Jamie O’Leary and emergency backup goaltender Adam Horvath.

Selected in the eighth round (251st overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Kostadine has two assists and 94 penalty minutes in 23 games with Stockton. In his rookie season in 2004-05, the 6-foot-2 and 185-pound Kostadine had 12 points (5g-7a) and 224 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Texas Wildcatters.

The 30-year-old Acosta played at Princeton University from 1995-99 and had 46 points (8g-38a) and 137 penalty minutes in 114 games.

The 31-year-old O’Leary had three points (2g-1a) in seven regular season games and also played one Kelly Cup Playoff game for the Royals in 2004-05. He has played seven seasons in the ECHL with Chesapeake, Jackson, Wheeling, Atlantic City, Florida, Dayton and Reading and has 251 points (88g-163a) and 590 penalty minutes in 397 regular season games and eight points (2g-6a) and 20 penalty minutes in 35 Kelly Cup Playoff games.

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