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Royals agree to terms with Wiles


Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Sean Wiles.

Last year, in 55 regular-season games with the Royals, Wiles recorded a career high 45 points (19g-26a) and 38 penalty minutes. Wiles also had an 11-game stint in the AHL last year with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he scored the team’s lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs on Dec. 15. He also had a short call up to the Hershey Bears of the AHL but did not appear in a game with the Bears. In the five post-season games played by the Royals in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Fort Wayne Komets, Wiles led the team in scoring with four points (3g-1a), bagging a point in four of five of those playoff games.

Wiles, who will be entering his fourth year of pro hockey, has tallied 113 points (61g-52a) in 194 career games. In 2012-13, he racked up 26 goals as a member of the Las Vegas Wranglers. In his rookie season, 2011-12, which he began with the Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League, he joined Las Vegas mid-year and was part of a club that won the Western Conference championship before being defeated in the 2012 Kelly Cup Finals by the Florida Everblades.

Prior to turning pro, Wiles played four years of college hockey at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, where he was selected as the school’s Most Improved player after his junior season. Wiles, who was twice the second leading goal scorer for the Seawolves (junior and senior seasons), registered a total of 48 points (22g-26a) and 79 penalty minutes in 111 college games.