Comrie joins Royals’ blue line

Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Adam Comrie. Reading acquired Comrie’s qualified ECHL rights from the Greenville Road Warriors in exchange for the qualified ECHL rights to defenseman Mike Montgomery and defenseman Colten Hayes earlier in August.


Last season, Comrie, a third year pro from Ashburn, Va., who was in the second season of an NHL entry level contract with the Florida Panthers, began the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones where he registered six points (3g-3a) and two penalty minutes in four games. A third round pick of Florida in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Comrie was released from his contract with the Panthers in mid-November. Late in the season, Comrie signed with Greenville, playing three regular season games (1g-0a) and one playoff game for the Road Warriors.


In his rookie season, 2010-11, Comrie played 44 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL, where he picked up five points (0g-5a) and 18 penalty minutes. Comrie also recorded eight points (4g-4a) in 13 games with the Cyclones that year.


Prior to turning pro, Comrie played three seasons of major junior in the Ontario Hockey League, recording 98 points (33g-65a) and 239 penalty minutes in 178 total OHL games. In 2009-10, he led defensemen on the Guelph Storm in scoring with 40 points (14g-26a) in 68 OHL games. In his first year of OHL action, Comrie led defensemen on the Saginaw Sprit with 10 goals.