Comrie returns to Royals’ blue line

Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Adam Comrie for the 2014-15 season.

This will mark the second stint in Reading for Comrie, a fifth-year pro from Ashburn, Va., who last season registered 19 points (3g-16a) and 38 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.

Comrie’s first stint with the Royals came during the 2012-13 season when he started the year with Reading and racked up 33 points (17g-16a) in 45 games prior to being loaned to Worcester on Feb. 5, 2013. Despite spending the last two months of the regular season in the AHL, Comrie’s 17 goals still ended up leading all defensemen in the ECHL, and he was named to the All-ECHL Second Team.

A third-round selection (80th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Comrie has recorded 48 points (25g-23a) in 65 career ECHL games with Reading, Cincinnati and Greenville. He has played a total of 124 games in the AHL with Worcester and Rochester, where he has racked up 39 points (6g-33a) and 80 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Comrie played three seasons of major junior in the Ontario Hockey League, recording ninety-eight points (33g-65a) and 239 penalty minutes in 178 total OHL games wtih Guelph and Saginaw.