Neville re-signs with Royals

Reading, Pa. – Reading Royals Head Coach Kirk MacDonald announced that defenseman Nick Neville has agreed to terms on a contract for the 2018-19 season.

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

Neville skated in 36 games with Reading during the 2017-18 regular season, notching two assists, and added three postseason games to his résumé. Reading acquired the 25-year-old from South Carolina on Dec. 5. From Jan. 12 to Feb. 25, Neville played in 18 straight games and registered his first Royals point Feb. 2 at Norfolk.

A native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Neville is preparing for his third professional season. He signed his first professional contract with the South Carolina Stingrays in Oct. 2016 and registered two points in 18 games. Neville also appeared in seven games for the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Neville ascended from Peoria to South Carolina in Nov. 2017.

In 57 ECHL games, Neville has notched four assists and a plus-four rating. At the University of Denver from 2013-16, Neville recorded six points (2g-4a) in 54 games. In the junior ranks, he skated with the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League, won the 2012 Robertson Cup and had 64 points (12g-52a) from 2011-13.