Comrie set for return to Reading

Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals announcedthat the team has signed defenseman Adam Comrie to a standard player contract.


The Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.


Comrie has skated in 105 games over three seasons with the Royals (2012-13, 2014-16) and is the team’s all-time leader in goals by a defenseman (39). He has also tallied second-most points (81) by a Reading blueliner, requiring just five more to pass Simon Tremblay for the club record.


Comrie last played in the Flyers organization during the 2015-16 season, splitting the season between Reading and Lehigh Valley. With Reading, the 27-year-old made the All-ECHL Second Team with 34 points (15g-19a) in 39 games. Comrie racked up 55 games for with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch last season, scoring 19 points (8g-11a). In 380 professional games, Comrie has recorded 188 points (75g-113a) and added 398 penalty minutes. 


Originally from Kanata, Ontario, Comrie led the Royals’ blue line in goals (17) and points (33) in 2012-13. He was loaned to the Worcester Sharks for much of the second half of the season as the Royals went on to win the Kelly Cup. Comrie skated alongside current Royals coaches Kirk MacDonald and Patrick Wellar on the Royals.


Comrie started his professional career with Rochester of the AHL in 2010 and was selected in the third round (80th overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Before signing his first contract, Comrie played in the United States Hockey League for Omaha in 2006-07 and spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Saginaw and Guelph.