Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that the organization has agreed to terms with forward Louie Caporusso.
Caporusso, a third year pro from Woodbridge, Ontario, split last season between the Elmira Jackals and the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators. While with Elmira, Caporusso racked up 45 points (19g-26a) in 41 games. Caporusso, who played to a +15 in his time with Elmira, also played 23 games with Binghamton. While with the Senators, Caporusso added six points (1g-5a) and eight penalty minutes. He played with Elmira in the post-season and picked up eight points (2g-6a) in the Jackals’ six first-round playoff games against the Florida Everblades. In his rookie season, 2011-12, Caporusso, a third round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2007, also split his time between Elmira and Binghamton.
Prior to turning pro, Caporusso put together an outstanding four-year collegiate career at the University of Michigan. During his tenure at Michigan, the Wolverines advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons of eligibility — twice making it to the Frozen Four. In his senior season, the Wolverines advanced all the way to the championship game before being eliminated by the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Among the many accomplishments achieved by Caporusso in his collegiate career, he was the fifth leading scorer in NCAA hockey in his sophomore season. That year, he was selected as the Wolverines’ Most Valuable Player and was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist. While at Michigan, Caporusso registered 144 points (68g-76a) and 96 penalty minutes in 160 total college games.