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 Domenic Monardo.
Monardo, who hails from Oakville, Ontario, will be entering his first full season of pro hockey. Last year, he capped a four-year career at Lake Superior State University by leading the Central Collegiate Hockey Association with twenty goals and, for the second consecutive season, led the Lakers in scoring with 31 points (20g-11a) in 39 games. At the conclusion of the season, Monardo was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Forward—as well as the school’s outstanding male athlete. Monardo concluded his career at LSSU with 101 points (49g-52a) in 153 total college games to become only the third player in school history to record 100 points in his time at LSSU.
Monardo, who received the 2012 CCHA Terry Flanagan Memorial Courageous Athlete Award, joined the Gwinnett Gladiators after the conclusion of his senior year at LSSU. He played three regular season games with the Gladiators, but really took off in the playoffs, where he recorded a point in seven of the nine postseason games he played and was tied for the team lead with four playoff goals. During this past summer and continuing through the current pre-season, Monardo has participated in NHL Development Camp, Rookie Camp, and Training Camp with the Washington Capitals.