Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, announced that the team has signed defenseman Steven Kaunisto.
Kaunisto, who hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, joined the Royals late last season after completing his college eligibility at Lake Superior State University. In four games with Reading, Kaunisto scored a goal and picked up an assist. Prior to joining the Royals, in his senior season with the Lakers, Kaunisto scored four goals, led defenseman on the team with eleven assists (fifteen points) and picked up twenty penalty minutes in thirty-eight regular season games.