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 defenseman Julien Brouillette has been assigned from the Bears to the Royals.
Last season, Brouillette, a sixth year pro from St. Espirit, Quebec, was the third leading scoring defenseman for Hershey, registering 21 points (7g-14a) and 24 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Bears. Two seasons ago, Brouillette was second in defensemen scoring for the Greenville Road Warriors, racking up 23 points (11g-12a) in just 25 ECHL games. That same season, Brouillette, who was selected to represent Greenville in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Game, led the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL in plus-minus, +17 in 49 AHL games.
In back-to-back seasons with the ECHL’s Charlotte Checkers (2008-09 and 2009-10), Brouillette led defensemen on the team in scoring, recording 62 points (24g-38a) over 117 ECHL games in that two year span.
Prior to turning pro, Brouillette racked up 123 points (27a-96a) and 206 penalty minutes in 227 total games with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In his second full season in 2005-06, Brouillette led the Sagueneens by playing to a +53 in 70 games.