All-Star Scrymgeour returns to Royals

Reading, PA –The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruinsof the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward John Scrymgeour for the 2011-12 season.


In his rookie season last year, Scrymgeour, who hails from Pickering, Ontario, scored 10 goals, assisted on 12 others and registered 48 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games for the Royals. He also earned a late season three-game call-up to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.


Last January, Scrymgeour represented Reading in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and Skills Competition in Bakersfield, California. In the All-Star game itself, Scrymgeour registered three assists in the ECHL All-Stars’ 9-3 victory over the Bakersfield Condors.


Prior to turning pro, Scrymgeour picked up 31 points (12g-19a) and 54 penalty minutes in 132 games during a four-year career at Lake Superior State University; and, in his senior season with the Lakers, Scrymgeour received the team’s Soo BlueLiners Award.