Royals Sign Defenseman Christie

READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that they have signed defenseman Taylor Christie and it is expected that he will be available to play against Gwinnett on Wednesday.

The Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League and the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the sixth round (195th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old began the season with the Utah Grizzlies and had 37 penalty minutes in 16 games before being waived on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Christie had 11 points (3g-8a) and 88 penalty minutes as a rookie with the Phoenix RoadRunners in 2005-06.

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